Bentley is a business school that lives up to its diversity potential, although it may not be easy to see at first glance. The topic of diversity on campus is divided among those who see it and those who don’t. Most students agree that the University is more diverse than their high schools, but not as diverse as other local colleges. On the whole, many students agree that the Bentley population is very accepting with perhaps a few exceptions. If you’re from the U.S., you are most likely going to be very similar to everyone else on campus from the U.S., which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Your friends will often be of the same social or economic status as yourself, making it easier to assimilate with and relate to them. But there is still ethnic and regional diversity among Bentley students; whether its the New York–Massachusetts rivalry or those from the west coast or the inner city.
The international student population is very diverse with more than 50 countries represented. Usually, any non-American student is lumped into the “international” category, whether they are from Brazil, India, or Dubai, which isn't fair. In order to make friends with someone from a different country, culture, or background than you, it really has to become a personal initiative to break the barrier that exists between American and non-American students. Once the barrier is broken, most international students are very amenable to getting to know American students. Bentley offers international, sociological, and psychological courses in diversity. It is easy to see the different types of students in any given course by simply looking around the classroom. At times, international students will be asked about the business environment in their home country, which is often interesting and informative.