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Bennington College

Bennington, VT

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Overview

Bennington College is a Comprehensive institution located in Bennington, VT, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address One College Drive
Bennington, VT  05201-6003
United States
Contact Tonya Strong
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bennington.edu
Phone: 802-440-4316
Fax: 802-440-4320

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
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Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foods, Nutrition, And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Non-professional Legal Studies, Other Checkmark
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Library Science Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry, General Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Hydrology And Water Resources Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
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Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Costume Design Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
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Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
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Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
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Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,382
Applied
829
Accepted
697
Enrolled
60%
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Female Admissions

872
Females Applied
596
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

510
Males Applied
233
Males Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.51
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Graded analytic paper

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 21st
Early decision plan November 15th December 11th
Other early decision plan December 1st January 31st
Transfer March 15th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 695 660 730
SAT Math 625 580 670
ACT Composite 28 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,848
Private
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Fees

790
Full-time student fees
17,210
Room & board
9,350
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

46,146
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,907
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
46,154
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,515
Avg. Loan Aid
30,224
Avg. Grant Aid
41,543
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
83%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

697
Total Undergrad students
18%
International Students
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.71%
Black or African American 3.48%
White or Caucasian 59.18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 0.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 3.01%
Other 2.06%

Gender

Male (34.15%)
Female (65.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Sunfest, Midnight Breakfast and Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Educational Policies Committee, Soccer Club, DREAM, FLoW Student Collective and Programming & Activity Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
prevention/awareness program

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

123
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 61
Part-time - 62
Male - 57
Female - 66
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