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How hard is it to get into Bennington and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 817 out of 1,344 applicants were admitted making Bennington a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Bennington College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Bennington College.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
What GPA do you need to get into Bennington College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Bennington. 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 61% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
67% of Bennington College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||29%||22%|
Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 3, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Bennington College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Bennington College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230816 IPEDS survey data for Bennington College.
61% 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.