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Bentley University Overview

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Waltham makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Bentley University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$54,100 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Bentley is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bentley.
  • In <nil>, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Bentley with a bachelor's degree make about $111,896 a year. That's 174% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Bentley student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Bentley University?


Contact details for Bentley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Phone: 781-891-2000

How Do I Get Into Bentley?

You can apply to Bentley online at:

Admission Requirements for Bentley

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bentley?

61% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, Bentley does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Bentley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 690. Math scores were between 630 and 723.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bentley University  ( 610 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Bentley University  ( 630 to 723 )
Bentley received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Bentley University  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Bentley University  ( 26 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bentley University  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford Bentley University?

$54,100 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bentley is $54,100. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Bentley, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $9,381 a year. That adds up to $37,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bentley is 0.7%. 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.

Bentley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,907 Full-Time Undergraduates
40% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,996 undergraduate students at Bentley, with 3,907 being full-time and 89 being part-time.


There are also 1,162 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,907 full-time undergraduates at Bentley, 60% are male and 40% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bentley University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 357
Black or African American 151
Hispanic or Latino 391
White 2,239
International Students 561
Other Races/Ethnicities 208

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Bentley University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 95 countries are represented at Bentley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Bentley University

152 Took All Classes Online
1,539 Took At Least One Class Online
38.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,539 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bentley has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 40th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Bentley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bentley University was 38.3%. This is the #782 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bentley 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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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