About Bennington College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Bennington College cost?

Bennington College Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,100
Out-of-state $50,100
On-Campus Room and Board $14,520
Off-Campus Room and Board $14,200
Average Annual Cost $37,087
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

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 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
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Bennington College Admissions

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

143

Forbes Ranking

65%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

70%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 758
Living on campus
Transfer Students 18%
Under Age 25 11%
Gender Balance
Men
37%
Women
63%

Student Diversity

57%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
64.78%
Unknown
22.16%
Hispanic or Latino
6.73%
Black or African American
3.03%
Asian
2.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.92%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.13%

Bennington College Graduation Success

80%

First Year Student Retention

65%

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
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify