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Bennington College

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  • Bennington CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Bennington, VT
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  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 618
First-year Undergraduate Students: 190
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 618
Graduate Students: 141

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of American Government/Politics
  • Bachelor of American History (U.S.)
  • Bachelor of American Literature
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Botany
  • Bachelor of Cellular/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Directing/Theatrical Production
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Drawing
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Composition
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Literature (British)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of European History
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Evolutionary Biology
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • Bachelor of Germanic Languages
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physical Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Playwriting/Screenwriting
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Theater Design/Stagecraft
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Bachelor of Zoology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,760
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,760

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 577
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 233
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 90


Member: N/A
Team name: N/A


  • Ranked #102 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #102 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

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

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 65%
Early decision acceptance rate 59%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 65%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 1,089
Female applicants 755
Male applicants 334
Applicants accepted 708
Female applicants accepted 516
Male applicants accepted 192
Freshman enrollment 169
Female freshman enrollment 115
Male freshman enrollment 54
Early decision applicants 69
Early decision applicants accepted 41
Early decision applicants enrolled 39
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 23%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 25
Students accepting place on wait list 15
Students accepted from wait list 10

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 30%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 33%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 63%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 88%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class 2%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 85%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.7

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 42%
SAT Critical Reading average score 665
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 610-740
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 591
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-650
SAT Writing average score 654
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 600-710
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 18%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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