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Bennington Admission Requirements

Bennington, Vermont

Chances of getting into Bennington College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57%
Admission Difficulty for Bennington College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Bennington and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 852 out of 1,494 applicants were admitted making Bennington a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Bennington College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Bennington, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Bennington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Bennington College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bennington College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bennington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Bennington College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Bennington College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bennington GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Bennington College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bennington College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bennington accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bennington College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 28% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

67% of Bennington College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bennington College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 67%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bennington College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 931 563 1,494
Accepted 557 295 852
Acceptance Rate 60% 52% 57%
Enrolled 125 77 202
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 3, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 3, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bennington College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bennington College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bennington College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
W
Wesley College

Dover, Delaware

V
Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

C
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230816 IPEDS survey data for Bennington College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Bennington College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Bennington. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.


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