Bennington College Overview
Bennington College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bennington, Vermont. Bennington is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Bennington College Known For?
- Bennington has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- Students at Bennington have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Bennington.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Bennington student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Bennington College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bennington.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bennington has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Bennington College?
Contact details for Bennington are given below.
|Address:||One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003|
How Do I Get Into Bennington?
You can apply to Bennington online at: https://myfinancialaid.bennington.edu/NetPartnerStudent/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fNetPartnerStudent%2fDefault.aspx
Admission Requirements for Bennington
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bennington?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Can I Afford Bennington College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bennington, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,595 a year. That adds up to $22,380 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bennington is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Bennington College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 97 graduate students at the school.
Of the 686 full-time undergraduates at Bennington, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bennington College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||17|
|Hispanic or Latino||68|
Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Bennington College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Bennington. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Online Learning at Bennington College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bennington has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Bennington
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bennington College was -25.8%. This is the #2,702 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bennington regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bennington College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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