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  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Located in Waltham, Bentley Police are real police officers, not just guys in polo's with a badge as seen at other schools. They make their presence felt as there is usually a cruiser located at various spots on campus to make the students feel safe. I have walked around campus at various times during the week and have never felt threatened in the slightest bit.

    Greek Life

    Being in Greek Life myself, I have to say joining a fraternity was a great way to meet even more people than I already knew. It also puts you in touch with upperclassmen who can provide valuable insight and networking. I also stayed close friends with those who are not in Greek Life and honestly would recommend it to anyone looking for a even more diverse college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities as almost all students participate in at least one intramural or club. Intramurals offer everything from flag football to basketball to ultimate frisbee. There is also a great amount of clubs for every kind of person from the very popular Bentley Investment Group to Club Roller Hockey.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a school where the learning environment is friendly for those looking for small classes and a medium sized student population. Any student who takes their academics seriously will thrive here. Most students are in good shape as the campus is on a hill and are generally outgoing and down to earth. Also make sure you want to major in business as that is how you will truly make you education worth every cent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People will usually hang out on the G-space on nice days, which is the big grassy field next to the bookstore.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley gives very generous financial aid and one can simply go to one career fair to see that job opportunities are quite abundant for students. If you plan to put in a lot of hard work and make the most of your education, you will be rewarded in the end. I am currently at my 2nd internship and just going into my junior year. Our career services is one of the best in the country, hands down. They work their butts off to ensure the best career opportunities for Bentley students.

    What to do for fun

    During the week, Bentley offers a variety of intramurals and clubs that keep the students active. I suggest forming a team on your freshman dorm floor or joining something with a friend. The fitness center is also always open very early and closes around midnight which allows students plenty of opportunity to work out. On weekends, campus is usually up and about with music and students everywhere. Fraternities also have parties off campus which are a must for any freshman. Fraternity and Sorority life have been growing gradually over the past few years and offer another fun opportunity for students.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall on campus is Season's and it is known to get old after a couple weeks for upperclassmen like myself. They offer a variety of options in terms of sandwiches, pizza, and a salad bar. But after a while you get tired of the same thing. However, Bentley offers discretionary options that are included in your meal plan. All freshman must take the unlimited swipe plan which gives them about $350 in discretionary. This can be used at places such as Currito (basically Chipotle or Qdoba), Yella's (fresh sandwiches and pizza), and Einsteins (fresh baked bagels, coffee, and breakfast/lunch sandwiches). All of the discretionary options are much preferred over seasons for students but make sure you allocate your allowance wisely!

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year all students either live in Trees, Slade, or Miller which can be seen as the standard freshman year dorms but were quite large and nice compared to my friends at other schools. Following freshman year, the dorms can very nice as lower campus is home to Fenway, Orchard, and Copley dorms that were built only about ten years ago. I currently live in a Fenway 6-person Suite and it is amazing in terms of space, cleanliness, and closeness to facilities. The dorms on upper campus such as Forest, Kresge, Collins, Boylston, Rhodes, and Falcone are very similar to those on lower but offer a shorter walk to class. You will find a much tighter relationship to floor mates freshman year due to the communal bathrooms and that is where most people meet their close friends. Laundry units are located on the first floor of most of the buildings and all the buildings are cleaned regularly by the maintenance staff.

    Academic Rigor

    Bentley is known for educating freshman on the applications of accountancy and finance early on with the mandatory GB112 and GB212 classes. These are challenging classes but putting the time and effort in will be very rewarding. The general education requirements include basic math, science, history, writing, and other courses that will remind many of high school. However, make sure you take every class seriously as you do not want your GPA punished as a result of laziness. Once a student decides their major the courses are known to get much harder as many will be reminded to get their GPA as high as possible freshman and sophomore year. But like every other class, if you work hard you will be rewarded. Professors are also very important when it comes to your academic experience, so be sure to do your research and pick one's that are known as helpful and resourceful.

    Tips for prospective students

    -The first tip is a given for any college student but make sure you take your academics extremely seriously. College is an awesome experience but be sure to manage your time wisely to eventually take pride in handing an employer your resume. No matter what anyone tells you, your GPA is the most important item on your resume. -Get involved with the variety of clubs and intramurals on campus as it is a great way to have a diverse group of friends. -Bentley is a relatively small school with small class sizes so do not miss class unless you have too as most professors take attendance seriously. -Professors are there to help you. If you have a concern or question, let them know. -As a freshman, your Resident Advisor is not your enemy but someone who you should go to for advice on classes to take and how to get adjusted to college life. -Bentley, like most schools, is an exciting place on the weekends. Make sure you make smart decisions and be safe.

    In three sentences

    Bentley University is centered on educating prospective business majors with a good variety of courses that prepare students for the business world. They also offer a liberal arts major known as the LSM for students who either stray away from business or want to to add even more diversity to their resume with a double major. The majority of students have a reputation for being laid back outside the classroom but very career driven and focused within it.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for people who have an interest in Business and are up for a challenge. The work load can be heavy but it's worth it in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus beforehand to get a feel for the school. Definitely eat in the cafeteria to see how you like the food. I would also talk to students who attend the school and ask them questions you would want answered. If you do go here, ask for help if you need it. There are many resources on campus (including internship opportunities).

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a bit pricy but I think it's worth it. Plus the school offers a lot of financial help for those who need it.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are incredibly helpful and I am learning so much in this school. There are also a lot of help throughout the campus in different labs and workshops.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Bentley is a great college for students who are looking for a home away from home. It has a large community feel, though if you're looking for a school big on its athletics I would look somewhere else. Regardless though, Bentley is an amazing college for students interested in business.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would be sure to make a trip to campus if you're thinking of coming to Bentley. It is beautiful, but on the smaller side so you want to make sure it's right for you. Also try to talk to some of the students to get their perspective on the college.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley can be very pricey but it has some of the best facilities that money can buy. They have an amazing trading room which is one of its trademarks. It also has some of the best classrooms and dorms that I've seen at any college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Bentley has such an amazing atmosphere and it really feels like a home. The people are great and there is always something fun to do on the weekend. Bentley also provides a shuttle to Harvard Square which is always a good time.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a large range of business classes offered at Bentley. The school makes sure that you get a taste for each sector of business through their required general business courses. They also have a range of general education courses but if you come to Bentley, you definitely need to be interested in business.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nothing really happens here. there is the occasional theft because someone left their stuff out in the open. otherwise, nothing. perfectly safe.

    Greek Life

    it's on campus, but there is not a huge emphasis on it. this isn't the south. the only time you see frats or sororities out in force is spring day or greek week, but even then, it's on the sideline.

    Clubs and Activities

    if you want it, you can find it. if we don't have it, start it. there are those who like music, marketing, community service, greek life, computers, accounting, ethnic groups, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing, really.

    Bang for the buck

    it really depends on your major. bentley has a tendency to focus more on those studying corporate finance and/or accounting. the big 4 (companies that you will know within your first day) heavily recruit these students. if you want to be more liberal arts, don't come here. this is a business school with mostly only business classes. some teachers are really good and actually know what they are doing. talk to other students and check out ratemyprofessor to know what to expect!

    What to do for fun

    on weekdays, the shuttle runs about every hour, so you always have the option to go into watertown or harvard square, from where you can catch the t (subway) to go just about anywhere in boston. on weekdays the shuttle runs every half hour, which is even better. sunny days on campus are spent on the greenspace, throwing frisbees, football, or just relaxing with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    college food is college food. i would not call seasons gourmet, but it gets the job done for your meal swipes. lacava is definitely the best, but it can get very busy at lunchtime. the food at the dana center (curritos) is good, but the destination is a hike. mein bowl just opened at night in the student center, and it's awesome. but beware of the freshman 15+ if you decide to come here every night. [only seasons cafe takes meal swipes, every other place is discretionary funds]

    Dorm Life

    freshman year you will be living in a double (most likely), a triple, and (rarely) a quad. freshmen live in trees, slade, or miller. after freshman year, everyone lives in suites or apartments on campus. suites have 4, 5, 6, or 8 people with no oven. and apartments are 2, 4, or 5 people with a kitchen (includes an oven). single rooms are very rare.

    Academic Rigor

    this school is tough; there is no way around it. classes are demanding and require a good amount of effort. this is a private school and you should work to get what you are paying for. teachers are available by email, some by phone, and others in their office to help students achieve. utilize what the campus offers!

    Tips for prospective students

    for prospective students, definitely visit the school and sit in on one of the classes, especially one of the business core curriculum. if you are an accounting and/or finance major, you will get a good start in your major. if you are not, you will have to learn a&f anyway. be prepared to work yourself hard freshman year and strive for as high a gpa as you can get. set yourself up to achieve while you are here, because coasting will get you nowhere.

    In three sentences

    bentley university is a accredited business school dedicated to offering its students the best resources and technologies to advance their careers. the classes utilize real-world circumstances to ensure the information students learn is not outdated or irrelevant. this school definitely gives you a bang for your buck!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a very important element to Bentley. Being a smaller school there are not a high level of incidents and the ones that do occur usually are simple things such as student parking. The Police officers on campus are all State Trooper certified and do many events to bring awareness to safety, such as CPR classes and Self-Defense classes. They also have an escort service where anyone can call the Police Department and have an officer pick them up and drive them anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not a prominent part of campus life. It makes up about 17%-18% of students and they don't hold many events or anything like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of groups that almost anyone can find anything they want. However, there are a number of students that don't take advantage of the clubs and activities that they don't foresee as being useful. By that I mean that students will typically take the finance group and take about the stock market then sign up for bike riding club.

    Bang for the buck

    Aside from the Career Services that Bentley offers another great program Bentley has is Service Learning. Service Learning is a program that people can either sign up on there own or through a class and perform community service. People who sign up for service learning on there own can actually get paid doing some of the work and many companies view the program as highly favorable. Those students who sign up for service learning through a class can oftentimes receive an extra class credit making classes 4 credits instead of 3. A second feature Bentley has that is amazing is that they offer free language lessons. Bentley does not require students to take a language but they do offer classes that students can sign up for in there spare time and learn the language. What makes this even better is that Bentley also offers free Rosetta Stone software on students laptops. Even if you can't find time to go up to the language lab you can study many languages in your own dorm room.

    What to do for fun

    One service that Bentley offers is a free shuttle that takes students, and there guests, into Harvard Square. People use this to go to the Hockey games, its the only sport Bentley is Div 1 in, and to shop and hangout. Typically this is really popular on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining facility on campus is call Seasons and is right in the middle of campus. Unfortunately the food there is not that great. Many people try to avoid eating there when they can. The other eateries on campus though are much better which is why this is rated 3 stars. The Lower Cafe is the best place to get food on campus because everything is made right in front of you and is fresh, however you do have to pay for it. Another place that is pretty good is Yella's which is a sub shop on campus that people go to at night. They have everything from subs to pizza to chicken fingers and nachos.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are actually pretty good as they offer fairly large size dorms and each room comes with central air units that have both air conditioning and heating. In my experience the RA's are all great too. they really go all out in trying to get to know all the residents and plan some type of fun event every month that residents attend. Usually they are either movie parties or dances and they oftentimes incorporate other floors so you meet not only your own floor but a lot of the other students in your building. As you progress through school the housing only gets better. Freshman year is a typical dorm style but once you are a Sophomore you move into suite style living with a common room and your own bathrooms. As Juniors and Seniors students can get into on-campus apartments that have just about everything one would expect from an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Because Bentley is such a highly regarded school for business, one of the best in the world, it therefore has a high standard to live up to. If you apply yourself to the work then not only will you have a great experience but you will make connections with both the professors and other students. One other note is that almost every class, either business or liberal art oriented, has group projects. This is to get students to understand what the real world is like and how you have to rely on other people sometimes to accomplish certain goals. Sometimes this can have a negative effect on a grade but it is useful in understanding how companies operate. If grades and GPA are your sole concern then this is definitely something to consider.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are two tips I have to prospective students: firstly, you definitely need to have some type of clue that business is for you. Bentley is a business school and it obviously puts the majority of its emphasis on that. Now while they do have some liberal arts and are really incorporating liberal arts into the business curriculum it is still heavily influenced by business. My second tip is that you should find out every detail you can about all the career services and community service projects Bentley offers. They put so much effort into finding people jobs and internships that really at any point in school, even freshmen, anyone can get either a job or internship.

    In three sentences

    Bentley is a fantastic school that offers so many different opportunities if you know how to utilize them. Having only 4000 undergraduate students from all over the world you really get to meet all different kinds of people which is great for networking, one thing that Bentley really tries to strive for. One final note is the campus looks absolutely beautiful; the grounds maintenance and gardeners spend a long time making the school clean and appealing and it truly comes off as gorgeous.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are really interested in business because you will be pushed in that direction the whole time you're here. There are tons of liberal studies major opportunities, too though, in case you are looking for something different than business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus if you can't because you'll fall in love with it the minute you step on campus, even if it's raining. Apply for financial aid and call and make sure you submitted all of the documents because you don't want to miss out on any financing opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is very expensive, but financial aid tries to help everyone who wants to come. Some people get full ride scholarships here so make sure you submit everything they want to offer you financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have met my best friends here and the college scene is great. There is the perfect balance between getting an amazing education and having the best time of your life.

    Am learning a lot

    Bentley offers some of the best business professors out there and many have worked in a high-level positions for companies and the government and have a lot to share from those experiences.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There was the scandal about the stabbing of a male student and a male student charge with assault that did not take place on campus, but these were extreme cases. Campus police are always driving or walking around. We have emergency poles in different locations of the campus. We are located in a suburban upperclass area of Waltham, MA wih a fire house down the road from the campus. All campus police are also Waltham city police therefore they have been trained wih the necessary guides for any circumstances.

    Greek Life

    There are more fraternities than sororities at Bentley University, but it is actually a small portion of the school. They host many activities for the different charities they support and during the spring there is a competitive week of head to head games called Greek Week. Even though it is a small portion, once you have joined you are automatically recognized within the Greek community everyday just walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not know where to begin with clubs. We have over 130, all student run, and for different topics. We have an audit club that audits the other student clubs, SGA of course, we have a speech and debate club, a Black United Body, Fashion club, and many more. Each club host activities large or small and fundraisers for charities. The best activity I've attended was Spring Day hosted by SGA,SAC,and CAB. It is right before spring finals every year. We have activities and food on a Saturday morning following an afternoon concert.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a student that knows how to work hard during the week but play hard during the weekends. It gives you a great balance of school and work. For athletes I would not say the same while in season. During that time all you can think about is your sport then school but no time for hanging out. Once season is over, the first sentence can apply to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure if other schools do a large bingo night people fight to get boards in order to win trips to the Bahamas, flat screen TVs, iPod accessories, ect. We also have two multicultural based dorm buildings that try to welcome the many foreign students we have as transfers, studying abroad or accepted students; Miller and Orchard North.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Bentley is not well known to the general public, the business world is a great fan of the university. You are not only paying for an education, you are also paying for networking and opportunities for great programs and privileges that most other universities do not have.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Government Associaion and other clubs have things going on every weekend in the student center as well as parties on campus in upperclassmen dorms. As long as you have a group of friends you will always find something to do on weekends. Getting into the city of Boston is extremely easy since there is a shuttle every 30 minutes into Harvard square right near the red line subway( T) stop.

    Food and Dining

    If you can, I would avoid the cafeteria that allows you to swipe; seasons. The food has little variety and has been the root of some sickness throughout the campus. All of the other dining places such as LaCava, Einsteins, and Yellas are exceptionally fulfilling.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman do not get much of a say in their housing. Overall the ranking system is fair rising seniors go first then juniors and sophomores. Within the grades they give you a time to pick housing based on how many credits you have either as a single person or averaged throughout your group you would like to live with. Facilities are always cleaning no matter where you live but they do not go into your rooms just the public areas of the dorm buildings. I would say they can be overpriced because of needing meal plans or vice versa. They have been overbooking accepted students and dorm space recently which has caused some unhappiness.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not completely agree with the grading scale at Bentley. I cannot disagree that every class you take, you earn the grade you receive but the scale only allows the professor to record a 4, 3.7, 3.3, 3, 2.7, 2.3, 2, 1.7, 1.3, or 1 on your transcript, nothing in between. Therefore it is difficult to bargain with teachers about final grades as you could in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard your freshman year. It is a tough general curriculum that can make or break your next 3 years at Bentley. Do not be discouraged by GB 112 and 212; everyone has to take those classes. Do well now and you will reap the benefits as you become an upperclassmen.

    In three sentences

    A private business school that is one of the best kept secrets of all universities. Although business is the main focus, there are an enormous amount of majors and minors offered. Any degree from Bentley University will set you on the path to success.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department on campus which patrols the grounds 24/7. Also if your walking around late at night there are many emergency poles that will call the cops to your location.

    Greek Life

    I am in a fraternity and love it, all greek life is off campus but all the houses are close enough to walk too.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are always full of people, I don't know a single person who isn't in a club or sport.

    Great for these types of students

    Those are sure they want to be in business, finance or accounting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock on campus that everyone spray paints depending on what time of year it is.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley is very expensive, but you are truely getting what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    At Bentley almost 90% of all students participate in some sort of sport. If you don't like sports there is a wide range of the stereotypical college clubs such as student government as well as investment clubs and business oriented clubs. For the weekend, there is always a party going on someone on campus or off campus within walking distance. There is also a street within walking distance that has clubs/bars and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria at Bentley is notorious for students to get sick of fast, but Bentley has a wide range of other options around campus besides the cafeteria which are of high quality even compared to college food such as Harvards.

    Dorm Life

    Bentley is ranked one of the top schools for Dorm rooms for good reason. Your freshman year you will have a room that is just a bit better than the average dorm room, but the rooms jump in quality once you have a years worth of credits. You will have a room easily the size of a two bedroom apartment your sophomore year and it will slowly increase in quality.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes are some of the most difficult classes I have ever taken, and I was in almost all the possible AP courses at my high school. The non-core classes make up for the difficulty by being easier and giving you more time for the core classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to be an investment banker, financial manager, accountant, etc. Bentley is the perfect school for you. Make sure you go to an interview with a counselor because they can write a fantastic report for you that may make or break your chances.

    In three sentences

    Bentley is a very diverse and well rounded school with all like minded students and teachers. If you wish to be a high class business man/woman, Bentley is the best school for that. Bentley will take care of you if you need the help, they are trying to become the next Harvard business school so are trying to get the top quality students to come and stay.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    During the recent Boston Marathon chaos..we were very well protected and kept in our rooms and walked to meals!!!! My mom was very relieved to hear this!

    Greek Life

    Available..although I did not explore

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything and anything you can desire

    Great for these types of students

    Serious business career minded students Students that want great internmship possibilities

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley's stellar reputation in the business world is worth its weight in gold!!!

    What to do for fun

    Take the shuttle to Cambridge then take the t- to Boston Great intermurals Lots of clubs to get involved in

    Food and Dining

    Only 1 dining hall

    Dorm Life

    Air conditioned rooms Football team moves freshmen into their rooms!!!! Suite living as a sophomore

    Academic Rigor

    Great selection of classes. Get a spattering of all business aspects first 2 years in order to truly make your career decision.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit in the winter to get a feel for the snow and cold! Go to accepted student day! Make an appointment to speak to your financial advisor.

    In three sentences

    Bentley is a great place to study and interact with other equally serious students. The campus is awesome AND safe AND close to Boston. I have enjoyed great classes, fun activities and awesome athletic opportunities!

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be active. Don't be afraid to go out of your dorm and attend events, networking events, resume critiques, career fairs, etc. As long as you're getting out and being a part of the Bentley life it's going to help you and you're going to have a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley gives you so much opportunities. Not only do they prepare you really well for the real world by classes, they also help you a lot with your networking skills. There are always networking events happening on campus where you can talk to a recruiter and get to know them and also what kind of person their company is looking for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only is the academic great but the people are also really nice. You'll make so many new friends who will help you as you go on.

    Am learning a lot

    If you're interested in business, especially accounting or finance, Bentley is the place for you. Through classes, guest speakers on campus, and organizations you can learn so much about how to succeed in the business world. And the teachers are always willing to help you more. Often they will give you their cell phone or home phone numbers so you can reach them anytime.

  • 08/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It may cost a lot, but students really do get what they pay for!

    Will enjoy being here

    Campus looks so nice and it's such a great setting to learn in.

    Will learn a lot

    Bentley appears to be an amazing school with everything students need to become intelligent and well-rounded individuals and set their careers ahead of them.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business, hard working, adventurous.

    What to do for fun

    A free shuttle goes into Boston (about 15 minutes away) almost every half hour!

    Food and Dining

    Great dinning halls with lots and lots of choices!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the beautiful campus and trading room! It is amazing. The short videos posted on their website are really helpful and informational.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with green grass and brick buildings! I was amazed with how much technology was being used throughout the campus... inside and out! I also love the balance of athletics, business, and liberal arts.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is one of the safest colleges in the nation. Everyone has the same laptop (Bentley gives every student a laptop) and so there are very few to none thefts, and everyone is very friendly. Also campus police is very good with their job. It is a safe college at all times.

    Greek Life

    Delta Sigma Pi - International Business Fraternity, quite a few social fraternities, and a few sororities. Around 20% of our student body population is in greek life, ranging from a Professional Fraternity to Social Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    South Asian Student Association (SASA), Bentley Investment Group, Bentley Microfinance group, and many more. We have about 100+ organizations on campus and a lot of club sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Casual, Hardworking, Motivated, Business minded, Career oriented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a spot on campus called the Green Space, a huge spot in the middle of campus where everyone comes to tan, play frisbee, football and just hang out when the weather is nice outside. We have Spring Day, when we have big artists come to our school for a huge concert, usually a week before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley is a very expensive school. But it is worth going to because of the experience. Also, 98% of graduates get jobs or go to graduate school. The Career Services at Bentley is ranked top ten in the country.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations on campus (Greek life, Cultural organizations, various clubs), Frolf, club sports, Campus Activities Board has fun activities planned for every weekend, Spring Day, shuttle bus into Harvard Square to go into Boston (runs every hour for free - Bentley ID required), there are pool tables in the Student Center and many more!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Bentley is not the best. It could be a lot better. It is one of the main down sides of Bentley. The cafeteria's name is Seasons. La Cava has far better food (on upper campus) but it only takes discretionary money (which you get at the beginning of the year) and credit cards, or cash but it does not take swipes. Also, Einsteins and Yellas are not bad either. But they only take discretionary money and credit cards or cash. Seasons is the only place that will take swipes.

    Dorm Life

    The upperclassmen dorms are some of the best dorms in the country. The freshmen dorms are like normal college dorms but you get really close to your freshmen class because of the way the dorm life is set up. Dorms are really nice and most students live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Bentley is a very competitive and a very difficult school. The classes are extremely challenging but the faculty is great. You learn a lot, and you will have too study extra hard to get good grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall behind, keep up with the school work, get to know as many people as you can, start going to career fairs as a freshman, network with business professionals, get business cards, get involved on campus, participate in the cultural shows, have fun, keep multiple copies of your resume at all times (you don't know when you will need it), create a LinkedIn account, start meeting Bentley Alum and start talking to them about industries that you might be interested in, start learning about what you might want to do in your life!

    In three sentences

    The perfect school if you want to do business. The curriculum is tough but it teaches you a lot about the business world. The people are awesome, everyone is really welcoming and the faculty is outstanding, and we live off of Microsoft Outlook and our calender.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus activities. Moody Street. Quick access to Boston (Harvard Sq. shuttle)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with clubs/sports. Use the resources you have on campus, including the library, specialists, and above all teachers. They will always be willing to help you succeed and they know a lot of people who they can refer you to.

    In three sentences

    Great business core curriculum. Excellent career advising for internships, jobs, resume building. Great school spirit.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    good

    What to do for fun

    Bentley has so much on campus activities and they also make it easy to get into Boston.

    Food and Dining

    Impressed with the food selection. Bentley has all fresh veggies and fruit and that was important to me.

    Dorm Life

    Students seem so happy with the dorm life. The dorms are clean and modern. I saw advertising for lots of dorm related activities. The common areas seemed designed to promote interaction among students.

    Academic Rigor

    This is one of the items that influenced my decision on Bentley. I took many AP classes in high school and wanted a college that had a high academic rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the college process early (say 10 th grade) Perform lots of community service Visit as many colleges as possible - especially those outside your immediate area

    In three sentences

    Bentley University has met all my expectations- beautiful well maintained campus, the amount of students from other countries (that adds to the diversity of the campus environment), the quality and drive of the students attending (intelligent go-getters), the business programs offered, and the welcoming feeling I got each time on campus. I feel that the college has a rigorous academic program. The location is also important - near Boston.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    16 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe on campus. There is lighting everywhere, and the campus is small enough that campus police can get to anywhere in about 30 seconds if there is an emergency.

    Greek Life

    I didn't like Greek Life, so I won't say too much about it. However; Greek Life is sort of like it's own little clique. The only people that really like them are other people in Greek Life, and people that party with them (which is mostly freshman)

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated above, there are numerous clubs and if there isn't one that you like you can try to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are motivated to better themselves. People looking for a challenge. Competitive people. People with a business mindset.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring day is the best day of the year where there are all kinds of activities and a concert. The Halloween dance is fun and usually pretty big. And every semester during finals week the dining hall serves breakfast from 11 pm-1 am called breakfast by moonlight. That is always a crowd pleaser.

    Bang for the buck

    This one depends on your situation. Bentley packs a hefty bill, but it also gives a lot of money. For 4 years I have about $11K in loans, and probably paid around that out of pocket. They give a lot of money out. Also it depends on what major you are/how hard you are willing to work. Bentley is really a finance/accounting heavy school, so those majors get recruited hard. Other majors you have to work a little harder for job/internship opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There are over one hundred clubs that you can join, too numerous to name here but the include sports, cultural, political, athletic, academic, and of course business related.

    Food and Dining

    Some people are fine with the food services, many complain about it, I happened to have a vendetta against the provider. They have different meals every night, but in order to get that variety you have to go eat during peak hours. If you need to eat at some other time, there is very little variety at all. The quality of the food isn't real great, but I lived on it for 4 years and I haven't died yet. So while it isn't pleasant it's certainly doable.

    Dorm Life

    Fair disclosure: I worked for residence life, so I'm biased. The dorm rooms are nothing special, but they are a lot nicer than I've seen at other schools. It's a coin toss to know whether you'll be able to get to bed at a reasonable hour, but that'll happen at most colleges (and you might not want to anyway, there are lots of fun things to do!) I highly recommend living on campus. When people talk about the college experience they're not talking about classes...

    Academic Rigor

    Again, this is what you make it. There are people who choose easy classes and coast through them, people who choose challenging classes and don't leave the library, and people who choose classes they're interested in and try to earn something better than a grade. No matter which option you choose, prepare for group projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved on campus. You learn a lot in the classroom but you learn so much more outside the classroom. There are so many opportunities to get involved and figure out what you like/what you're good at that it's a HUGE waste of your money if you don't get involved in something. Don't worry about doing it right away (I didn't find something I liked until sophomore year) but try different things, and always keep your ears open for something that interests you.

    In three sentences

    Bentley has an aggressively ambitious atmosphere which can either be incredibly motivating or crippling because of the pressure (it depends on your attitude). There are countless leadership opportunities for you to grow professionally through real experience, not just be told about it. It ends up being what you make of it, but if you challenge yourself you will be greatly rewarded in your attitude, professionalism, and skills.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 33

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not sure whether you want to do business or not, do not plan to attend bentley because even though there is a liberal studies program, the business aspect of the school takes over everything.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police do an excellent job ensuring our safety at all times.

    Greek Life

    Is present on campus but there is no pressure to join or not join!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and sponsored activities on campus. Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing school that offers everything you would need to solve a problem.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus as well as athletics for anyone who is interested.

    Food and Dining

    The buffet style food offers a quick meal without sacrificing quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely modern and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    As I mentioned before the classes are challenging but you will learn more than ever before.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself with as many AP and Honors classes as possible. Bentley's courses are challenging but you will come out of them with a strong knowledge of the subject. Also, don't be afraid to branch out and meet other new students.

    In three sentences

    Bentley University has a fun, energetic, and competitive atmosphere. The teachers are amazing and the classwork really tests your knowledge. I love Bentley and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is at times strict.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rugby, Basketball, Softball, ect.

    Great for these types of students

    The writing center is great for students and the language center.

    What to do for fun

    You can do many things for fun, such as, play Division 2 sports or intramural sports. We are ranked in the nation in club sports such as Rugby.

    Food and Dining

    If you are a student that cares about your diet and what you eat Bentley dining hall Seasons is not bad at all.

    Dorm Life

    I think compared to other colleges I have seen Bentley offers one of the finest dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Bentley academic rigor are the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bentley offers tremendous amount of opportunities that prospective students should take advantage of.

    In three sentences

    Bentley University is a top ranked school that offers a one of a kind education to all of it's students. They truly value the intellectualism of students and professors. Overall, it is a great place to be to learn, develop and prepare oneself for the future.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt uncomfortable walking back to my room from any end of campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many frats and sororities on campus, but they are all well known and accredited.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs often try to give you real world experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, Social, Optimistic

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Groove Boston, Harvard hockey game

    Bang for the buck

    Obviously this tutition is very high but the financial aid office is very nice and will work with you to achieve your family contribution amount.

    What to do for fun

    Again, if your a girl, there is always something to do no matter what. The school is not very strict at all as it is called a party school with a business problem.

    Food and Dining

    Seasons, the main dining hall, is normal. There is no other word to describe it; it does also get very old and fast. La Cava, the upper campus expensive one, is very good. Everything is made pretty much right in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun, if you are an upcoming freshman, you definitely want to live in Trees. Especially if your a girl, there is always something going on on the weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics as I said before are very tough and require a lot of time and effort. You also learn about yourself with time management and patience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here thinking that you will simply walk out with an outstanding degree with no work. The school is what you make of it, the harder the work, the more opportunities are available for you; which is seen by the students here who do put hard work into it.

    In three sentences

    Bentley University offers rigorous programs to allow students to accept difficult concepts as well as receive a real world experience. It entails a much heavier work-load than most are used to, but if you put the work into it, you'll receive a lot of satisfaction.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police are everywhere. and there is a blue phone/light near every building and everywhere you look. Bentley is very safe but they are there just in case

    Greek Life

    exists here. there's even a business frat

    Clubs and Activities

    so many!! at the beginning of the semester all of the clubs line up on the green and students can go see which ones they'd like to join

    Great for these types of students

    students who are looking for connections and can follow a fast paced class. also students who enjoy a smaller classroom setting

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a popular place to hang out is a grass area called the green. kids play Frisbee, read, tan and do many activities there when its warm out. there is also another weird habit students tend to do. it's not really a tradition but people tend not to step on the grass. i still have yet to know the reason.

    Food and Dining

    the food here varies in a good way. seasons is the student's dining hall. freshman mostly come here. lacava is the next most popular one. upperclassmen tend to come here. good food!!

    Dorm Life

    i personally do not live at school but i have friends who do so I'm there all the time. freshman get the regular dorms and as you become older your options get better. sophomores have the option to live in a suite with 3 to 5 other roommates. juniors get suites as well but depending on their credits they may have the option to attain apartments, which are really nice! seniors of course get apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics require a lot more out of students especially in the first year, but it does become easier as you get used to the school. The classes require students to find resources on campus to help them study and do well.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 campus police on duty

    Greek Life

    13% of students participate in Greek life. Not huge on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    over 100 to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Type-A, driven, competitive

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greenspace chilling

    What to do for fun

    go into Boston on the weekends, have dinner in Waltham, or hang out on campus, especially on the Greenspace during the warmer days.

    Food and Dining

    Many options, but the main dining hall does not have much variety

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms for upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes challenge the students. An excellent business curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    The admissions office takes a holistic approach to applicants. It is not only about GPA or SAT/ACT scores. They look at the overall individual and what the student can bring to campus.

    In three sentences

    A small-sized campus of 4,000 undergraduate students who are driven and competitive. Yet there are plenty of clubs and organizations to get involved in and make a difference on campus. It is located an ideal 9 miles from Boston.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Tons of events on campus, fun things to do near and 20 minutes away from Boston.

    Academic Rigor

    Bentley is a very hard school with amazing learning opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get on all the clubs you can.

    In three sentences

    An involving business environment. Great professors. Interesting classmates.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never an incident that would affect the safety of the student body.

    Greek Life

    Very good and very popular among students.

    Clubs and Activities

    All what you make of it, there are great opportunities to join a wide array of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Business oriented students who are hard working and really intrigued and already know many aspects of the business field.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but if you demonstrate need then the university is usually generous with its grants and merit scholarships. With the prospect of a $60,000+ salary after graduation, it should be a good bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The different activities hosted by the dorm government and other activities are good opportunities to have fun but the best way to have fun is to get a connection with one of the frats to go to their parties or go into Boston.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is sub-par. The main cafeteria, Seasons does not have great food. Their main objective is quantity of food over quality. However, the upper campus cafeteria and Einsteins Bagels Cafe are good choices but you have to use your discretionary money or falcon funds which eventually run out.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very tight-knit and people tend to know everyone one in their building and often become close with those on their floor (floormates) However, you have to go out there and put the effort and do activities to meet people and create a good dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make of them and if you put in the time and effort, the profs will notice. The Honors Program is very rigorous and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start meeting people early, on Facebook and at orientation because that is the best way to get your foot in the door with regards to social interaction. Also, research your profs before you select them and go to class because you can really meet a lot of good people/friends there and some profs who could get you connections necessary for your future career. So, develop a relationship with some of your favorite profs, they're an invaluable resource!

    In three sentences

    Bentley has amazing opportunities in the business field. Its location is just right, a residential type campus very close to Cambridge and Boston as well. The activities and dorm life are what you make of it.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bentley has it's own Bentley Campus Police. So, any issues are handled right on campus and I've had no issues- other than parking my car in the wrong place once( and I got a ticket for $25). But, as far as safety, they are patrolling 24/7 and it's a really safe Campus.

    Greek Life

    Yes- is is an important part of life at Bentley. I am an initiated member of Kappa Sigma and it's given me a chance to connect at a very deep level with a relatively small group of guys with whom you develop a bond for life. We have a social almost every week with the sororities and it's a great way to meet girls!

    Clubs and Activities

    Bentley has an incredible array of clubs to choose from and there are events for signing up to most clubs on campus. I'm a member of the Marketing Club, Honor Society and Bentley Finance Club.

    Great for these types of students

    1. Business focused 2. Organized 3. Like small classes 4. Lots of one on one interaction 5. Want to be part of Greek life 6. Interested in volunteering 7. Like to socialize at networking events 8. Outgoing, lots of expectation inclasses to contribute

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a May Day celebration where you go around from dorm to dorm and share food and drink- it's incredible fun and I did it as a freshman last year for the first time and it was fantastic!

    Bang for the buck

    This is an amazing school. The coursework and choices are vast and the classes are generally small. Most professors I've had are incredibly accessible and actually care what's happening with us on a one to one basis. The reputation od this school is getting better and better and I have absolutely no regrets with my choice and in was accepted to Columbia, NYU and Wharton.

    What to do for fun

    Boston is incredibly close, so I go there on the shuttle bus once a week to see concerts, go to the Prudential or out to dinner. On campus, there are events at my Fraternity, Kappa Sigma every week and opportunities to network often.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and other options on campus. However, since I am an Italian chef, it's difficult for me to find options that are satisfying and healthy. My roommates, however, like the Seasons Dining Hall and you can get fresh fruit there all day long.

    Dorm Life

    Right now as a Sophomore, I still have to reside in the dorms which have no kitchen. I hope to switch over to those dorms as a Junior as I am a chef ( at my family restaurant in the summers) and I want to be able to cook. Otherwise, dorm life is comfortable and reasonable and I feel totally safe at Bentley.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a member of the Honor Society at Bentley and you must maintain a 3.3 GPA to enable attendance in a rigorous academic program of classes. I highly recommend inquiring about this if you want the most rigourous coursework available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although Bentley is focused on business or accounting majors, there is an extraordinary core curriculum of options which makes the education there broad based and comprehensive. Visit the campus which is exceptional and only 20 minutes from Boston.

    In three sentences

    1. Bentley's professors are accessible and professional. 2. The number of opportunities to join pertinent business clubs is outstanding, as is the number of networking opportunities. 3. As a member of Kappa Sigma, Greek life is highly respected on campus and this fraternity of brothers offers immeasurable opportunities for volunteerism, networking and personal growth.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe with the actual Waltham Police Department on campus. Around campus are call buttons that will alert officers that students are in need of help and around dorms are call buttons as well. Dorms also have residential advisers that will watch out for any danger.

    Greek Life

    There are social fraternities and sororities, professional business fraternities, and honorary fraternities too such as acting and those related specifically to the field of finance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many intramural sports that students can participate in and recreational sports as well. Students can join fraternities and sororities as well as professional business fraternities that are co-ed. There are also many volunteer and charity organizations that can be joined and an ample amount of cultural organizations as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that enjoy meeting pretty diverse people that come from all kinds of different backgrounds. Those that are very serious about the many walks of business will be extremely comfortable here.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall Bentley provides a pretty good experience. It is just far enough to be out on your own, but close enough to have the comfort of a city for students. Organizations are plenty and what they teach will come in handy for your future.

    What to do for fun

    Bentley is close to Boston which helps but a shuttle must be first taken into Cambridge then students must ride the local city transportation to get deeper into the actual city of Boston. Shuttles are sometimes undependable. This is why on campus activities must be utilized to have fun. Gyms are somewhat small and often crowded, but are pretty decent quality.

    Food and Dining

    Food choices are limited and seats are limited as well with some choices closing earlier than others. Taste is not very good, while the late night openings are somewhat better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty quiet, and campus security are pretty tight and serious. Some rooms are extremely crowded, but there are apartments and larger rooms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, classes aren't too challenging. Like every other school there will be the good and the bad, Bentley does not have too much of either so it is pretty balanced, but social interaction with employers is stressed here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to join some organizations that will help you both as a student and in life. Something I can recommend is to join a business fraternity such as Alpha Kappa Psi that will enrich both your professional demeanor and your social life. Try your best with classes but don't forget to attend events that will help you get a career.

    In three sentences

    Bentley University is a premier business school that will instill the importance of networking. Many opportunities for different majors pertaining to business are available. Social life is lacking, but proximity to the city and the available activities and organizations slightly make up for it.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue light system around campus and campus police station is on campus.

    Greek Life

    Popular, but not everyone is in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs for everything; sports, ethnicities, hobbies, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to work hard to gain success and great results.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The whole school gathers on the green space on move in night. And women's basketball games are crazy to be at.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth the money, you would not get this type of education any place else.

    What to do for fun

    Head into Boston or neighboring towns. Go to any sporting events and get free superfan shirts. Hangout on the green spaces with friends or in LaCava or Einstein's.

    Food and Dining

    Many food choices spread around campus. Can always find something you would like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are big, clean, and new. Air conditioning is in each room. Dorms are close to classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Bentley pushes students to do their best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work hard and study. Get involved and join clubs and organizations. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Bentley is a place focused on learning and has many tools to help you do so and to help you succeed. Bentley is welcoming to all and aims to get every student involved into the campus community. Bentley will help set a student up to succeed and begin a great career.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 33

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Traveling to Boston is very easy and there are many great things to do there. Also, the school has many things for people to do at all times.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok in the dining room, but much better in the other areas on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman are mostly all together, and the atmosphere is great for all types of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that are required are sometimes very hard, but the teachers really work to help out students that look for assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school, because the school will reward you for past hard work and grades.

    In three sentences

    There are so many opportunities at my school, it is amazing. I love how diverse the people are and how important we are to each teacher. The school really works for the students there.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bentley is one of the safest campus' around the Boston area, Bentley campus police are very present and dorm halls are very secure.

    Greek Life

    13% of students participate in Greek Life, including co-ed business fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    -Highly motivated, strong pull for success -Division 2 Athletes who want a work play balance -International students with a drive to succeed in the U.S. Business World

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The roof of Adamian Academic Building is the best place to star gaze or see a meteor shower, it is on every Bentley student's bucket list.

    Bang for the buck

    Bentley's job placement rate is what got Career Services to be Ranked #4 in the Country! If you go to Bentley, chances are you will succeed and the investment will defiantly pay off.

    What to do for fun

    Be sure to explore what Boston has in store. Attend Boston sports teams events with tickets supplied by Bentley. Attend Hockey games in the winter time and sign up for Ski Trips. Don't be afraid to start a new club or join a more obscure interesting club.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't bad, but it isn't a home cooked meal, thats for sure! Could use a bit more variety. Has the Mongolian Grill included in the meal plan which is close to a Fire and Ice style of eating.

    Dorm Life

    60% of the Freshman live in one super-sized building, leave your doors open and you'll have made plenty of life long friends. Always activities to do on campus and in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult if not kept up with, requires patience when learning new business concepts. Applies directly to the real world, hands on and interactive studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Prepare to be emerged in business core curriculum during your first year - Be open to networking with professionals and professors - Take your GB courses seriously - Be sure to explore the city of Boston - Explore the high tech facilities (Trading Room, ACElab, Center for Marketing Technology)

    In three sentences

    Bentley University takes a unique approach on preparing students for success in the business world. With world class facilities, students are able to become acquainted with software and technology found no where else. Small classes, and business focused curriculum, make Bentley a prospective business professional's dream.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 33

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Divine 9 does not have a presence on this campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to choose from or create your own

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who aren't focused on a college's School Spirit. Few people attend sporting events unless there's some incentive.

    Bang for the buck

    Study abroad Internships Career services and Jobs after college are where you get your money's worth

    What to do for fun

    Take shuttle into into Boston on weekends Get involved in activities Join Greek Life

    Food and Dining

    Freshmen are required to have a meal plan because there aren't any kitchens in their dorms...after that, I suggest cooking because the options in the cafe get old quickly. However, there are different dining places to consider on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments on campus are just lovely. Very comfortable as long as you have positive roommate who actually do chores.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Joining clubs and making friends will enhance your experience. Older transfer students, try to connect with younger students as well as those who are your age. When the same-aged students graduate, you'll have the younger ones to hang with.

    In three sentences

    If you are a freshman, be prepared to pull your hair out in our General Business classes - in my opinion they're too difficult for fresh-out-of-high-school students. The weekends on campus are pretty quiet except for a few people blasting music; it's best to enjoy weekends in Boston. In junior and senior years, courses are a little relaxed.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 33

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am in several clubs and these clubs will determine your future! TRUST ME!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at first, then you just want to try something new. Stick to what you like, but it is easy to diet.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is great. You have the opportunity to live in suites and everything after your sophomore year.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are actual business professionals. They really know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in undecided because you will have a chance to explore different career paths through your general business courses.

    In three sentences

    Bentley is one of the best business schools in the nation. They have prepared to be come a great business professional when I leave Bentley. Without Bentley, I would have never earned and internship with Ernst&Young

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 33

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    What to do for fun

    Party! Upperclassmen dorms have great parties, frat's and sports teams mostly but there are people who just throw them to throw them! Halloween is crazy, and after the Red Sox won the world series it was unbelievable. You can go to Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots games for reduced ticket prices. There are shuttle buses that take you to Harvard Square and you can take the T from there to get anywhere in Boston! Party, Sports games, Bars/Clubs, Sightsee, and shop! Boston area offers it all!

    Food and Dining

    Well the dining hall is below average and you have to get creative. There are places for you to spend discretionary money on like a burrito place, Einsteins which is bagels, and a sandwich place too and a sub place. Falcon Market has lots of snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen have it rough but that is anywhere you go. Upperclassmen housing is awesome. No cars for freshmen but there is the shuttle and the T.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but feasible. Mostly a business school. Freshman and sophmore year you'll take general business courses and your prerequisites and juniors/seniors take classes for their majors. Alot of opportunities for internships!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard throughout the semester rather than cramming for finals. Pace yourself.

    In three sentences

    Excellent business connections. Classes that make you challenge yourself where you will learn material relevant to you in life. A place to make friends and have a good time.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    spring day group boston

    What to do for fun

    programs tickets to games

    Food and Dining

    seasons is good, but you have to vary your choices otherwise it gets boring multiple locations for discretionary dining, upper campus and lower campus tend to be better than the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Can be hectic at times, but that is part of college

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard for exams Lots of extra help Tailored to help the student

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus and learn to network Try to seize all the opportunities to attend programs here at Bentley Learn how to time manage and study differently than you did in high school, it is a totally different environment

    In three sentences

    Bentley is a great place for students to interact with others who have diverse backgrounds. There is a deep sense of community and the campus is welcoming. The course load is made to prepare students for their future careers and endeavors and is has multiple resources for students who may need additional help.