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Reviews 167 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I never found Bennington homogeneous. There are always new things to learn from people.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are always fun but not so wild. Socially accepted and enjoyed by the most.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: "Dorms like houses". Bennington dorms are the best.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Safety officers work very hard to make sure the environment is safe. You'll feel totally safe inside the campus.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls, being the majority of the college population, are really great. Students usually don't mind touching each other. Guys are more hippies influenced and smart.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: So much fun - there is NO pressure to be under the influence of any substance. Parties are safe and supported by student living organizations.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Really exceptional workers that just want to make sure every student feels safe and secure in their living environment.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: It works for the small size of the school. But it would be nice to have a bit more computers on campus. Before classes, printing labs can get quite busy.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not exists on campus, nor do we have any type of living that is similar.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The school is close to both a downtown center and a cute New England town. Both locations have delicious dining options!

College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are entirely intramural and directed by students. Very few students participate in formal "sports." However, you'll always see a game of soccer or volleyball out on the lawn on a spring day.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Students compose their own course of study rather than declaring a major. This process - called "The Plan Process" - is greatly supported by the administration and faculty of Bennington College. It is an integral aspect of our philosophies as an institution.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Great relationships within disciplines, but without majors, we as students and flow easily between different areas of study. It's a dream!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus safety officers are very much present on campus, but clarify their role as being a helpful resource rather than authority figures looking to get students in trouble.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is just a dream - you are placed according to your specific personality and live with a range of students from different grade levels and backgrounds. Dormitories are treated like houses - its residents: family!

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Incredibly rigorous for the independent-minded.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bennington College can feel a bit remote; we joke about the "Bennington Bubble." Whenever we get the chance, we try and pop it.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bennington College attracts and crafts individuals. All people feel comfortable in this environment and absolutely anyone is welcome to join in the conversation.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is always walking around campus. You feel really protected and since they strive to make connections with students it makes a secure and more comfortable environment.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast food. A few decent cafes/restaurants but not very cheap. Overall the quality isn't great.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a very unique place. Like the freedom and individuality of the academic structure. Too remote and a little too small. Not enough of a social scene. Not enough of a study abroad program available. Not enough activities or connection with outside world. No college town.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty much no sports whatsoever. Club soccer exists but is poorly attended and taken as a joke.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Provided me with enough aid to attend but certainly not as much as I would have liked. Definitely a challenge for my family to afford me attending. Price of attending is insanely high.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: House style dorms that range from old colonial to brand new and modern. The different styles greatly vary in cleanliness, amenities, social atmosphere etc. Small houses provide close knit communities and help ease transition into college life. House placement is pretty random.

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