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Bentley University

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Bentley University is a University institution located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 175 Forest St.
Waltham, MA  02452
United States
Contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: ugadmission@bentley.edu
Phone: 781-891-2244
Fax: 781-891-3414

Majors & Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Accounting And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Selling Skills And Sales Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Services Administration Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,273
Applied
4,268
Accepted
4,350
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

4,268
Females Applied
2,221
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,213
Males Applied
2,856
Males Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: If English is not your first language

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 31st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 652 620 690
SAT Math 680 630 720
ACT Composite 29 29 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,150
Private
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Fees

19,200
Room & board
11,650
Room only

Financial Aid

44,122
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,156
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,364
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,995
Avg. Loan Aid
19,501
Avg. Grant Aid
39,874
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
87%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,350
Total Undergrad students
14%
International Students
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 3.99%
White or Caucasian 55.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 10.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 2.96%
Other 0.91%

Gender

Male (60.78%)
Female (39.17%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 75%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Day, Back 2 Bentley and Super Bingo

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Bentley Investing Group, Black United Body, Bentley Student Gaming Organization, South Asian Student Association and Campus Activities Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
CCTV security cameras; Community Policing team; Rape Aggression Defense classes; CPR, AED and first-aid training, Anonymous crime repor

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark Division 1 No
Sailing Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Division 1 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

502
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 286
Part-time - 216
Male - 290
Female - 212
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