775
Students
Financial aid thermometer
41,595
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
56
56%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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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 Mr. Fumio Sugihara
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bennington.edu
Phone: 802-440-4316
Fax: 802-440-4320

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Gay/lesbian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Literature (British And Commonwealth) Checkmark
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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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
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 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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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,465
Applied
829
Accepted
775
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

935
Females Applied
552
Females Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

530
Males Applied
277
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
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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 22nd
Early decision plan November 15th December 14th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 1st
Transfer March 15th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,160
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
15,610
Room & board
8,460
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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

41,595
Avg. Financial Aid Package
43,749
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
48,264
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,558
Avg. Loan Aid
25,589
Avg. Grant Aid
36,862
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

775
Total undergrad students
16%
International Students
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.84%
Black or African American 3.77%
White or Caucasian 58.36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 1.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 4.45%
Other 4.04%

Gender

Male (35.35%)
Female (64.65%)

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 98%

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:
Program Activity Council, Bennington Free Press, Student Endowment for the Arts, SILO: Student Journal of Arts and Letters and The Purple Carrot Farm

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
prevention/awareness program

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

125
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 60
Part-time - 65
Male - 60
Female - 65