Bennington College

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School Overview

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

www.bennington.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 618

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 190

Degree-seeking undergrads: 618

Graduate enrollment: 141

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education

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

History

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

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

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
Website:www.bennington.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://myfinancialaid.bennington.edu/NetPartnerStudent/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fNetPartnerStudent
Address:One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:805
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:726 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$50,100
Out-of-state Tuition:$50,100
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$29,033

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Bennington College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bennington College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Education38
English Language and Literature/Letters52
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics101
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities41
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies4
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies3
Physical Sciences6
Psychology3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences91
Visual and Performing Arts273
Grand total110117

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Bennington College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$50,100
Out-of-state$50,100
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$22,575
Out-of-state$22,575

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid18385%
Grant or scholarship aid18385%$29,033
Student loan aid10951%$6,216

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid64692%$32,373
Federal student loans36852%$9,668

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,236443793
Percent admitted100%53%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%18%17%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment805
Undergraduate enrollment711
Graduate enrollment94

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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions 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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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