Bennington College
Bennington, VT, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
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Acceptance Rate
1,382
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
13
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
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No
ACT
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No
SAT Subject Tests
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Yes
AP Course Credit
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Yes
Dual Enrollment
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Yes
Transcript
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No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1
Fall Regular Decision January 15
Other
Early Decision II
January 15
Test Optional
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Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
2%
Out-Of-State Students
96%
US States Represented
40
Countries Represented
53
11%
Submitting ACT
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
36%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
61
Top 50%
85

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-833-6845
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.69 Average Rating
-If you are interested in Bennington College, visit! Schedule a tour and information session and sign up to sit in on a class.
-Bennington College is a selective school, so make sure your grades are good, you take challenging high school courses, you do well on the SATs and/or the ACT (sending these scores to Bennington is optional, however), and you are dedicated to some extracurricular activities and volunteering.
-If you don’t know what you want to major in, that is perfectly fine! You will get a lot of guidance from an advisor and a team of faculty members if you attend Bennington.
-If you are going to apply, you can send Bennington some supplemental materials along with your application, essay, and letters of recommendation if you would like to. These supplemental materials could be a piece of artwork you made, a poem you wrote, a boardgame you made, or anything else that is your original work and that you think expresses you and your abilities.
-If you apply, you should have an interview with someone from admissions. Interviews are strongly encouraged. If you live too far away to have an interview, you can contact Bennington and ask them to contact you if their representatives are ever in your area.
A high school senior from northern VT
apply early action, schedule an interview with an admissions counselor, and make sure you show earnest interest in what you want to study/in the school.
Brianna from New York, NY
Apply to FAFSA January 1st of your senior year of high school. Also, take advantage of as many scholarship opportunities as you can. Fastweb.com is an example of a website with plenty of scholarships, of which you can apply for.

Even if you don't meet the criteria for a scholarship, if it isn't a competitive scholarship, applying for it may be worth it. I know a girl who applied to a scholarship geared towards only males, but because barley anyone applied, she won the scholarship!

Never limit yourself.
Day Luis from Tampa, FL

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