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 $32,667
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $23,424
$30,000-$48,000 $25,395
$48,000-$75,000 $26,606
$75,000-$110,000 $25,455
Over $110,000 $40,816

Bennington College Financial Aid and Debt

77%

Students paying down their debt

$26,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$269

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 84% $36,043
Federal Grants 19% $6,557
Pell grants 19% $4,240
Other federal grants 12% $3,093
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $1,842
Institutional grants or scholarships 84% $34,167
Student loan aid 51% $6,913
Federal student loans 50% $6,222
Other student loans 7% $14,707

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 288 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 183 Up to $10,000
Play a sport 149 Up to $1,500
Do community service 284 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 286 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 305 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Bennington College Admissions

What is Bennington College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 57%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions of applicants
SAT Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions of applicants
Composite Score

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Bennington College Campus Life

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

229

Forbes Ranking

56%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

67%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 775
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
65%
Men
35%

Student Diversity

67%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
56.39%
Unknown
28.00%
Hispanic or Latino
9.42%
Black or African American
3.61%
Asian
2.06%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.39%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.13%

Bennington College Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

56%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$26,000

Average Salary After Graduation

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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.

Address

One College Drive
Bennington, VT

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Distant Town
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