Bentley University
Waltham, MA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
60%
40%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
32%
Out-Of-State Students
50%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
76
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
Hispanic
7%
White
61%
Multiracial
2%
Unknown
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
16%
Student Organizations
115
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
78%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
97%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Falcons
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northeast 10 Conference
Total Male Athletes
389
Total Female Athletes
225
Intramural Sports
4
Sports Club
21
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Bentley University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
Only 1 dining hall
Lauren from West Hartford, CT
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.
Shane from Taunton, MA
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.
Alexander from Wellfleet, MA
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.
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.
Chanel from Baton Rouge, LA
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!
Christopher from Attleboro, MA
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.
Matthew from Derry, NH

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