Bennington College

199 reviews
  1. Bennington, VT
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Bennington College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Bennington College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$31,995/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,943/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,821/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,470/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,004/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
629Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    71%
  • Driven
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Quirky and talented learners
    50%
  • Passionate learners
    33%
  • Passionately well-rounded
    17%

After Bennington College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

199 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    63
  • Average
    62
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    12
Because Bennington is such a small liberal arts school in Vermont, the residential life is very secluded and tight-knit. All the housing is within one central community which then allows for us as students to become closer with one another. Additionally, our housing is very unique! We have "colonial houses" that consists of about 36-40 people per house with 2 house chairs. Each house has it's own personality as well as family-like relationship. Also, everyone lives on campus with freshman and sophomores living in doubles or triples and juniors and seniors living in singles (unless a person requests a medical single due to disability).
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
We aren't voted #1 for campus housing on Princeton Review for nothing! 1st and 2nd street consist of beautiful colonial houses that house around 30-40 people. 3rd street consists of more modern houses with a more dorm-y feel but they are equally as beautiful. It's really a tight-knit community living environment and you get to assimilate with people of every grade, gender, and part of the world.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago
Our Campus Security knows each of us personally and is always available for us in terms of our security and safety. They attend every party held on campus to ensure everyone is safe and intervene when they observe a situation that is dangerous or concerning. In terms of sexual assault, they are very on top of allegations and enforcing "No Contact" orders when allegations are made. The school is extremely supportive in assisting a student through the processes needed to carry through allegations of sexual assault. The school has an absolute no tolerance for even the suggestion of a sexual assault or at the very least, a situation that make any student question their safety. The school also has staff and student volunteers available 24/7 as counselors to confide in anonymously.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago