Bentley University

627 reviews
  1. Waltham, MA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 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 10 responses
Report
  • Money Hungry
    90%
  • Self interested
    10%
  • Driven
    0%
  • Jordan Belfort
    0%
  • Looking for a great education and a great party
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Business, ethics, and apathy
    30%
  • Dedicated
    20%
  • Prepared for the business man
    20%
  • It's the Climb!
    10%
  • Paratus
    10%
  • Underestimated
    10%
  • Ambitious
    0%

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%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

627 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    238
  • Average
    220
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    24
Academically, it is one of the best schools you can go to for business education.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
Students arent the most engaged, but the professors and classes generally make up for it
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
Ehhh, I'm not a fan, it's just not for me as it has a very large focus on business.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago