Bentley University
Waltham, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,543
Total Number of Undergrads
4,272
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
21%
20-39 Students
78%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
80%
Hispanic
2%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
4%

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
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.
Christopher from Attleboro, MA
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.
Matthew from Derry, NH
Great selection of classes.

Get a spattering of all business aspects first 2 years in order to truly make your career decision.
Lauren from West Hartford, CT
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!!!
Shane from Taunton, MA
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.
Alexander from Wellfleet, MA
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.
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.
Chanel from Baton Rouge, LA

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