Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB+
Bentley University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northeast 10 Conference
Bentley University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities173Graduates
- Business Support Services172Graduates
- Business Administration and Management123Graduates
- Managerial Economics55Graduates
- Computer and Information Studies47Graduates
- Actuarial Science27Graduates
- Corporate Communications27Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
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After Bentley University
- Very Good238
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