Bentley University: Statistics

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#1356 of 14,131 In the World
#376 of 2,597 In North America
#338 of 2,496 In the United States
#22 of 88 In Massachusetts
#2 of 2 In Waltham
#75 of 1,028 For Information Technology
Top50% For 75 other topics
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Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Avg. cost to attend
$41,708 /y
Aid receiving
81%
Undergraduates
3,996
Graduates
1,162
Male:Female Ratio
57:43
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.bentley.edu

Bentley University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Bentley University has an acceptance rate of 61% and is among the top 22% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 61% 58% 65%
Applicants 9,311 5,624 3,687
Admissions 5,674 3,265 2,409
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,019 634 385

1,387 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

152 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
272 or 27%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1240
or below

75% of them
had 1413
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bentley University are 1240-1413 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
53 or 5%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bentley University are 28-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2847 (55%)
Nonresident Alien 866 (17%)
Asian 491 (10%)
Hispanic 460 (9%)
Black or African American 212 (4%)
Two or more races 138 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 137 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Bentley University is $41,708 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$41,708/year
Average aid awarded
$30,491
Students receiving aid
81%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $23,462
$30-48K $22,632
$48-75K $27,960
$75-110K $36,570
$110K+ $48,783

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $54,910$42,200
Tuition in-state $54,910$42,200
Tuition out-of-state $54,910$42,200

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 3,350
Combined charge for room and board $18,130
Room charge $11,000
Meal charge $7,130

Bentley University majors

Bentley University has granted 975 bachelor's degrees across 20 programs, 499 master's across 10 programs, and 1 doctorate degrees in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Bentley University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Finance, General 257 65
Business Administration and Management, General 111 146
Accounting 85 40
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 122
Business Statistics 32 89
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 113
Accounting and Finance 93
Human Computer Interaction 46
Financial Mathematics 42
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41
Actuarial Science 28
Business & Managerial Economics 28
Taxation 26
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 23
Business & Corporate Communications, General 20
Information Technology 19
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 15
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 13
Mathematics, General 4
Public Policy Analysis, General 4
Financial Planning and Services 3
Mass Communication & Media Studies 3
Health Services Administration 2
Sustainability Studies 2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1
International & Globalization Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1
Grand Total 975 499 1

Bentley University has a graduation rate of 88%, which is among the 6% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 88% 85% 93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

Publications & Citations

Bentley University has published 5,027 scientific papers with 93,099 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Political Science, Law, Computer Science, Economics, Philosophy, Sociology, Engineering, and Environmental Science.

Publications
5,027
Citations
93,099

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,824 / 71,893
Business
3,104 / 71,335
Political Science
2,814 / 53,399
Law
2,600 / 49,158
Computer Science
2,531 / 52,766
Economics
2,054 / 40,826
Philosophy
1,806 / 32,168
Sociology
1,724 / 29,202
Engineering
1,689 / 29,395
Environmental Science
1,683 / 32,321
Management
1,571 / 39,897
Psychology
1,500 / 33,124
Mathematics
1,498 / 29,214
Physics
1,408 / 24,908
Biology
1,362 / 27,823
Finance
1,213 / 28,462
Geography and Cartography
1,160 / 21,582
Medicine
1,126 / 17,277
History
1,044 / 17,964
Statistics
958 / 20,641
Quantum and Particle physics
932 / 16,140
Archaeology
920 / 17,435
Marketing
912 / 27,782
Accounting
864 / 19,421
Social Psychology
825 / 18,995
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
823 / 17,200
Linguistics
774 / 11,162
Management Information Systems
759 / 21,545
Art & Design
704 / 10,709
Geology
697 / 14,821
Development Studies
674 / 10,726
Chemistry
625 / 12,485
Ecology
623 / 12,797
Communications and Public Relations
606 / 15,160
Machine Learning
571 / 11,525
Paleontology
551 / 11,755
Mechanical Engineering
450 / 8,329
Pathology
429 / 8,641
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
384 / 5,354
Project Management
350 / 10,977

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 49 82
1991 46 103
1992 37 104
1993 39 145
1994 37 153
1995 48 188
1996 55 225
1997 53 216
1998 26 221
1999 57 252
2000 66 348
2001 59 380
2002 88 546
2003 119 721
2004 109 920
2005 133 1176
2006 166 1532
2007 176 1997
2008 162 2485
2009 185 2989
2010 219 3492
2011 224 4194
2012 214 4568
2013 202 5133
2014 192 5500
2015 260 5678
2016 232 5103
2017 244 5081
2018 249 5088
2019 220 6033
2020 241 7013
2021 271 9510
2022 225 7183
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Bentley University alumni

  1. Jay Leno

    Jay Leno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision presenterwritersingerstand-up comedian
    Biography

    James Douglas Muir Leno is an American television host, comedian, writer, actor, and automotive historian. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show from 1992 until 2009 when Conan O'Brien took over as host. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC. When O'Brien turned down NBC's offer to have Leno host a half hour monologue show before The Tonight Show to boost ratings amid reported viewership diminishing, Leno returned to hosting the show on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of his second tenure on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. From 2014 to 2022, he has hosted Jay Leno's Garage, and since 2021, has hosted the revival of You Bet Your Life.

  2. Charles Taylor

    Charles Taylor
    Born in
    Liberia Flag Liberia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Bentley University
    Studied economics
    Occupations
    warlordpolitician
    Biography

    Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor is a former Liberian politician and convicted warlord who served as the 22nd president of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003, as a result of the Second Liberian Civil War and growing international pressure.

  3. Mike Mangini

    Mike Mangini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    music teacherdrummercomposerlyricist
    Biography

    Michael Anthony Mangini is an American musician and current drummer of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. He has also played for bands and artists such as Annihilator, Extreme, James LaBrie, and Steve Vai. Before joining Dream Theater, Mangini was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music. Between 2002 and 2005, he set five World's Fastest Drummer records. Mangini appeared on the Discovery Channel show Time Warp, displaying his drum skills for high-speed cameras.

  4. David Pakman

    David Pakman
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    YouTuberjournalisttelevision producerradio personalitypolitician
    Biography

    David Pakman is an American progressive talk show host and political commentator. He is the host of the YouTube and Twitch talk radio program The David Pakman Show. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a naturalized citizen of the United States.

All 21 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names Bentley
Founded 1917
Motto Paratus
Prepared
Colors blue, gold
Academic calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 896
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 175 Forest St
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02452-4705
United States
City population 65,000
Phone 7818912000

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