Bentley University: Statistics

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#1283 of 14,131 In the World
#373 of 2,597 In North America
#336 of 2,496 In the United States
#22 of 88 In Massachusetts
#2 of 2 In Waltham
#74 of 1,002 For Accounting
Top50% For 29 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
58%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$42,759 /y
Aid receiving
85%
Undergraduates
4,061
Graduates
1,116
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

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 58% 55% 62%
Applicants 8,298 5,127 3,171
Admissions 4,798 2,818 1,980
Freshmen enrolled full time 934 567 367
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

5,099 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

78 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
798 or 85%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1180
or below

75% of them
had 1360
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bentley University are 1180-1360 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
183 or 20%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bentley University are 26-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2882 (56%)
Nonresident Alien 885 (17%)
Asian 471 (9%)
Hispanic 407 (8%)
Black or African American 219 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 165 (3%)
Two or more races 140 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$42,759/year
Average aid awarded
$28,907
Students receiving aid
85%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $23,297
$30-48K $27,303
$48-75K $31,754
$75-110K $40,226
$110K+ $50,161

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $53,790$40,992
Tuition in-state $53,790$40,992
Tuition out-of-state $53,790$40,992

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,350
Combined charge for room and board $17,620
Room charge $10,690
Meal charge $6,930

Bentley University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Finance, General 243 46
Business Administration and Management, General 112 132
Accounting 116 70 2
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 146
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 115
Accounting and Finance 100
Business Analytics 94
Human Computer Interaction 43
Business & Managerial Economics 40
Business & Corporate Communications, General 39
Computer and Information Sciences, General 38
Marketing Research 33
Actuarial Science 32
Financial Mathematics 27
Business Statistics 26
Taxation 26
Data Analytics, General 25
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 21
Information Technology 20
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 10
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 4
Health Services Administration 4
International & Globalization Studies 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Mathematics, General 4
Public Policy Analysis, General 4
Financial Planning and Services 3
English Language and Literature, General 2
Research and Development Management 2
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
History, General 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1
Sustainability Studies 1
Grand Total 1,063 522 6
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 90% 88% 92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 92%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,464
Citations
106,992

Publication / Citation count by topic

Business
1,764 / 72,027
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,116 / 27,206
Computer Science
753 / 23,154
Economics
690 / 24,896
Management Information Systems
361 / 13,655
Accounting
360 / 12,436
Sociology
331 / 9,161
Psychology
330 / 12,346
Medicine
319 / 4,566
Mathematics
317 / 8,486
Communications and Public Relations
311 / 11,944
Marketing
290 / 18,773
Engineering
269 / 4,912
Finance
245 / 12,816
Political Science
245 / 2,786
Investment Banking and Stock trading
242 / 10,717
Project Management
172 / 5,694
Art & Design
155 / 1,946
Social Psychology
143 / 7,864
Actuarial Science
135 / 5,377
Advertising
111 / 6,381
Demography
109 / 2,340
Environmental Science
106 / 3,706
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
105 / 2,119
Healthcare Management (MHA)
105 / 1,282
Information Technology
100 / 3,456
Management
94 / 4,282
Public Policy / Administration
90 / 2,499
Data Science
78 / 1,776
Journalism and Digital Media
77 / 1,825
Human Resource Management
74 / 5,001
Health Science
72 / 1,465
Construction Management
68 / 1,205
Development Studies
63 / 756
Risk Management
60 / 1,659
Human-Computer Interaction
59 / 507
Biology
58 / 1,827
Public Health
56 / 824
Engineering Management
51 / 1,553
History
50 / 104

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 40 149
1992 27 160
1993 31 221
1994 31 239
1995 34 287
1996 41 327
1997 39 335
1998 27 349
1999 48 446
2000 57 561
2001 57 664
2002 78 978
2003 107 1295
2004 103 1793
2005 135 2240
2006 155 2927
2007 161 3775
2008 149 4558
2009 183 5480
2010 212 6301
2011 206 7640
2012 199 8390
2013 194 9264
2014 184 10047
2015 243 10179
2016 212 9020
2017 222 8670
2018 216 8116
2019 206 9355
2020 218 10662
2021 227 12461

Bentley University alumni

  1. Jay Leno

    Jay Leno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    television actordancerscreenwritersingercomedian
    Biography

    James Douglas Muir Leno is an American television host, comedian, and writer. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, he started a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00pm ET, also on NBC. When it was canceled in January 2010 amid a timeslot and host controversy, Leno returned to hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of this second tenure on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Since 2014, he has hosted Jay Leno's Garage, and the 2021 revival of You Bet Your Life.

  2. Charles Taylor

    Charles Taylor
    Born in
    Liberia Flag Liberia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Bentley University
    Studied economics
    Occupations
    politicianwarlord
    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 59)
    Occupations
    drummermusic pedagoguelyricistcomposer
    Biography

    Michael Mangini is an American musician who is the 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 38)
    Occupations
    television producerjournalistYouTuberpoliticianradio personality
    Biography

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

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 905
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
Fax +1 (781) 891 3414

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