Bentley University

627 reviews
  1. Waltham, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Bentley University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452

Bentley University 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
46%
SAT Range
1150-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$31,653/ 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
    $18,420/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,634/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,006/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,998/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,457/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,170Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Money Hungry
    58%
  • Jordan Belfort
    16%
  • Self interested
    16%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Looking for a great education and a great party
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Business, ethics, and apathy
    27%
  • Prepared for the business man
    23%
  • Paratus
    18%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Underestimated
    9%
  • It's the Climb!
    5%

After Bentley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

627 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    238
  • Average
    220
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    24
Bentley University is slowly becoming a more popular school for students, and for good reason! I am currently finishing up my first year at Bentley and couldn't be more pleased with how my experience went. At first, Bentley wasn't even a possibility for me, in fact, at the bottom of my list! Then, when I finally decided to take a tour, everything changed. Even just a few hours on the campus made me feel so at home (cheesy but true). Everyone at Bentley is dedicated, ambitious, and hard working individuals all with the dream of becoming a successful business men/women. It is great to be with a group of like minded individuals because it makes your education all the more exciting knowing exactly where you want to be in four years. Bentley also offers liberal studies majors which allow you to explore much more than just your business education and you can take classes in other topics that interest you. This school is also top notch with professors who have had years of experience with well known and reputable companies along with state of the art technology that most schools don't have. Although Bentley is a small school, the social scene is still amazing! There's so many different clubs and orgs to be a part of, you'll never get bored! Granted the party scene isn't what you'd expect at a large state school, but there is always something to do on the weekends! Along with that, with such close proximity to Boston, you can't go wrong! Bentley University is the perfect school for a driven student who wants to learn in a competitive environment along with receive a well-rounded and experiential education.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
VILE - Prison Quality at Best – The food at Bentley is VILE, end of story. I have several friends that were "Seasons vegetarians." Seasons is the name of the dining hall and they were only vegetarians there because the quality of the meat served is so poor and under cooked they couldn't choke it down and if they could, it usually ended in sickness. If you have any dietary restrictions whatsoever, Bentley does not have your back. I was a vegetarian throughout college and the options were severely limited. In dining halls my options were pizza, pasta, and wilting salad bar. That is it. Trying being limited to that for 3 years and pay total over 18,000 dollars for it. Gluten-free? Kosher? Lactose-Intolerant? Halal? Food allergies? SORRY Bentley has nothing for you! And since most people live on campus all 4 years you will be locked into paying exorbitant amounts for the meal plan for probably 3 full years.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 21 2012
Restaurants Off the Wazoo – Off campus dinning is amazing. There is a little farm stand called Wagon Wheel that the entire campus has been obsessed with recently. Another great place is Belagio's and of course the Chatau. The area has excellent Itallian. Has three greasy spoon restaurants within a close radius for hungover breakfasts! There is also a restaurant called Grassfields which is potentially my favorite resturant, some of the food there literally makes me drool, soo good! Another great place is Margaritas, which makes great drinks and Mexican food. There are a pleathora of Asian restaurants for decent take out, and a cute new tapas restaurant. In addition to all of these great restaurants you have you're normal late night places McD's Wendy's Burger King! These places are all in Waltham. I did not even start to mention the places in Watertown that are easily accessible, and of course Boston is just a shuttle away!
  • College Junior
  • Nov 2 2010