Bentley University
Waltham, MA, USA


Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 20, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 7, 2021 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
Average SAT Composite: 1338
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-523-2354
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
-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.
Christopher from Attleboro, MA
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.
Jessica from Monroe, CT
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).
Edimil from Haverhill, MA
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.
Matthew from Derry, NH
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.
Lauren from West Hartford, CT
Study hard throughout the semester rather than cramming for finals. Pace yourself.
Shane from Taunton, MA
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.
Alexander from Wellfleet, MA
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.
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.
Chanel from Baton Rouge, LA
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.

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