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Bennington College

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Rating

Private

Type

886

Students

$55,200

Tuition

61%

Acceptance

#249

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Bennington, VT

One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003

Bennington College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Bennington, VT ranked 249th in America. It has a total of 783 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 60.79% of applicants. Bennington College offers 134 different majors and is best known for its Literature, Ceramics, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,200 per year, Bennington College is exceptionally expensive. 70% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $29,500 per year, which is 29% under the national median.
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Cost

$55,950
Above Average

Bennington College

$55,950

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$75,950

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$37,791

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

61%Acceptance
Less Selective

Bennington College

61%

National

69%
Sat

0 - 0

% of students submit

Admissions Yield

22%

ACT

0 - 0

% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Neither required nor recommended

Application Fee

$0

Students

783Undergrads
Very Small Student Population

Full-Time

98%

Part-Time

2%
Male

36%

In-state

83%

Female

64%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

4%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
13% English Language and Literature/Letters, Other10% Visual and Performing Arts, General8% Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General69% Others

13% English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

10% Visual and Performing Arts, General

8% Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

69% Others

English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

13%

35 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

10%

27 Graduates

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

8%

22 Graduates

General Literature

6%

17 Graduates

Music, General

6%

16 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis, General

4%

11 Graduates

Psychology, General

3%

9 Graduates

Film/Cinema/Video Studies

3%

9 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
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Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

10

Number of Library Books

94,505

Academic Spend per Student

$20,472

Full-time Retention Rate

75%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$24,100/Year

Bennington College

$24,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$24,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

0%

Median Earnings

$29,500

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

70%