Bennington College Rankings

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In the World#2436 of 14178
In North America#753 of 2629
In the United States#690 of 2528
In Vermont#5 of 20
In Bennington#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
61%
Avg. cost to attend
$38,386 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
729
Graduates
97
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Bennington College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%50%66%
Applicants1,344447897
Admissions817224593
Freshmen enrolled full time17360113
Freshmen enrolled part time66

89 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White493 (60%)
Nonresident Alien142 (17%)
Hispanic80 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown41 (5%)
Two or more races28 (3%)
Black or African American27 (3%)
Asian12 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$38,386/year
Average aid awarded
$34,712
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$23,511
$30-48K$22,730
$48-75K$26,022
$75-110K$27,823
$110K+$40,690

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$55,200$23,975
Tuition in-state$55,200$23,975
Tuition out-of-state$55,200$23,975
Fee in-district$750
Fee in-state$750
Fee out-of-state$750

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity765
Combined charge for room and board$16,200
Room charge$8,800
Meal charge$7,400

Bennington College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other34
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General19
Visual and Performing Arts, General15
General Literature11
Music, General10
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects7
Computer Science5
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics5
Film & Cinema & Video Studies5
Dance, General4
Psychology, General4
Public Policy Analysis, General4
Philosophy4
Education, General4
French Language and Literature3
Photography3
Astronomy3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Japanese Language and Literature3
Anthropology3
Biology & Biological Sciences, General3
History, General2
Social Sciences, General2
Environmental Science2
Geology & Earth Science, General2
Creative Writing2
Drawing2
Political Science and Government, General2
Painting2
Chinese Language and Literature2
Sculpture1
Latin American Studies1
Communication and Media Studies, Other1
International Relations and Affairs1
Applied Mathematics, General1
Social Sciences, Other1
Costume Design1
Evolutionary Biology1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1
Music Theory and Composition1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies1
Journalism1
Architecture1
Italian Language and Literature1
Developmental and Child Psychology1
Grand Total15134
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate76%85%73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
303
Citations
5,682

Publication count by topic

Sociology
45
Psychology
31
Biology
29
History
27
Art
27
Political science
25
Chemistry
15
Geography
14
Philosophy
12
Mathematics
12
Environmental science
8
Physics
8
Geology
7
Computer science
7
Economics
5
Engineering
2
Medicine
2
Business
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History933144
Sociology12261,266
Political science1303520
Art143430
Philosophy166022
Geography1709606
Economics1936632
Physics2857275
Psychology3089549
Environmental science3109211
Mathematics3572233
Biology3751636
Geology40448
Chemistry4468219
Computer science61626

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990134
1991127
1992036
1993517
1994323
1995216
1996320
1997329
1998124
1999237
2000421
2001530
2002248
2003442
2004560
2005570
20061055
20078120
200811125
20097138
201011146
20118193
201213243
201313251
201410309
201511368
20169491
201710426
201818429
201917504
20205755

General info

Alternative namesBennington
Founded1932
WikipediaBennington College
Academic CalendarSeptember to June
Total FTE staff296
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

AddressOne College Drive
Bennington, Vermont, 05201-6003
United States
City population16,000
Phone8024425401
Fax+1 (802) 447 4269

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