Bennington College in Bennington

Bennington, VT

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Overview

Bennington College offers 324-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 67%. 32.5% are women, and 67.5% are men. 11% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bennington College is 27901$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $50367 and $64019 per year. 67% of full-time Bennington College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $24,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bennington College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$27,901
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bennington College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,233
$30,001 - $48,000$18,943
$48,001 - $75,000$24,821
$75,001 - $110,000$26,470
$110,001+$37,004

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7680

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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29%

Types of financial aids

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596 of Bennington College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bennington College number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Vermont.

Students at Bennington College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$24,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bennington College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Graduation Rate

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67%
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Bennington College graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bennington College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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67%

In comparison to National Average

Bennington College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 78%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 11%.

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67%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Bennington College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 4% only.

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67%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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26%

Total

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26%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

82%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Bennington College full-time retention rate is 82% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bennington College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

88
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11%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bennington College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bennington College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Vermont.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by One College Drive address in Bennington, Vermont.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bennington College with 0.79% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bennington College offers 324 programs in total: 270 are for Bachelor's degree, 51 - for Master's degree, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 27 universities in Vermont state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Bennington College is one of the few institutions in Vermont that offers a Master's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance learning programs that are provided in the Bennington College: 6 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Vermont state average data to help you compare.

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Bennington College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 666 students with 19976 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 131 with 3152 credit hours.

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Location & Website

Address: One College Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8024425401

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bennington.edu

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