How much does Bennington College cost?

Bennington College Cost of Attendance
In-state $51,920
Out-of-state $51,920
On-Campus Room and Board $15,040
Off-Campus Room and Board $14,200
Average Annual Cost $37,087
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $23,697
$30,000-$48,000 $26,525
$48,000-$75,000 $21,196
$75,000-$110,000 $34,645
Over $110,000 $43,407

Bennington College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 85% $32,373
Federal Grants 18% $6,084
Pell grants 18% $4,420
Other federal grants 7% $3,730
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $557
Institutional grants or scholarships 84% $28,055
Student loan aid 51% $6,216
Federal student loans 50% $9,668
Other student loans 4% $20,091

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 274 Up to $75
Do an extracurricular activity 272 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 139 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 162 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 158 Up to $10,000
Take a challenging class 297 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 202 Up to $750

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Bennington College Admissions

What is Bennington College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 60%
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Bennington College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 782
Living on campus
Transfer Students 18%
Under Age 25 11%
Gender Balance

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About Bennington College

Bennington regards education as a sensual and ethical, no less than an intellectual, process. It seeks to liberate and nurture the individuality, the creative intelligence, and the ethical and aesthetic sensibility of its students, to the end that their richly varied natural endowments will be directed toward self-fulfillment and toward constructive social purposes. We believe that these educational goals are best served by demanding of our students active participation in the planning of their own programs, and in the regulation of their own lives on campus. Student freedom is not the absence of restraint, however; it is rather the fullest possible substitution of habits of self-restraint for restraint imposed by others. The exercise of student freedom is the very condition of a meaningful education, and an essential aspect of the nurture of free citizens, dedicated to civilized values and capable of creative and constructive membership in modern society.


One College Drive
Bennington, VT

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify