Bennington College

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General Information

Admission Office

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201-6003

(802) 440-4312

(800) 833-6845

Fax: (802) 440-4320

Contact: Ken Himmelman

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201-6003

(802) 442-5401

Total undergrads: 618

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 190

Degree-seeking undergrads: 618

Graduate enrollment: 141


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Gay/Lesbian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Multimedia B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B
Painting B
Photography B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Stringed Instruments B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B
Environmental Biology B
Evolutionary Biology B
Zoology B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Germanic Languages B
Italian B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Premedicine B


American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B
Social Psychology B

Social Sciences

American Government/Politics B
Anthropology B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bennington College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (802) 442-5401
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 826
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 737 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $55,950
Out-of-state Tuition: $55,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $34,712

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bennington College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bennington College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 38
English Language and Literature/Letters 52
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 101
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 41
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 7
Psychology 5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 101
Visual and Performing Arts 303
Grand total 11717

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bennington College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $55,950
Out-of-state $55,950
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,975
Out-of-state $23,975

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 191 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 182 92% $34,712
Student loan aid 101 51% $5,845

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 685 93% $38,159
Federal student loans 369 50% $6,184

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bennington College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bennington College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,344 447 897
Percent admitted 100% 50% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 15% 13%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bennington College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 826
Undergraduate enrollment 729
Graduate enrollment 97

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bennington College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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