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Bennington College

Bennington, VT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Bennington College

Bennington College, located in picturesque Bennington, Vermont, is a progressive liberal arts college that celebrates creativity and individuality. Known for its pioneering educational approach, Bennington empowers students to shape their own academic journey through a self-designed curriculum. The vibrant campus fosters a close-knit community, encouraging collaboration and interdisciplinary exploration. With an emphasis on experiential learning, students are encouraged to push boundaries and think critically. Bennington's commitment to the arts is evident in its world-class faculty and renowned programs in visual arts, writing, and performing arts.

Did You Know?

Bennington College has a distinctive architectural feature called the "Bennington Arch." This arch, located near the entrance of the campus, was designed by the renowned American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. It serves as a symbolic gateway to the college and stands as a testament to Bennington's commitment to embracing creativity and innovation in all aspects of campus life. The Bennington Arch is not only a beautiful architectural element but also a tangible reminder of the college's rich history and its ongoing dedication to fostering a vibrant and inspiring educational environment.

Bennington College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Bennington, Vermont. Bennington College was founded in 1932. The college currently enrolls around 799 students a year, including 697 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bennington College

It is very difficult to get into Bennington College. In 2022, Bennington College accepted 60% of applicants. Out of 1,382 applications received in 2022, 829 students were offered admission.

Bennington College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 41%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 72%
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 72%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%

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Bennington College is locatedin Bennington, Vermont, in the city of Albany and NY.

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College Info

One College Drive Bennington, VT 05201

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bennington College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bennington College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bennington College is Mar 15.

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Bennington College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1360


Math SAT Range

580 - 670


Reading SAT Range

660 - 730

Bennington College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Bennington College is like? There are approximately 799 students enrolled at Bennington College, including 697 undergraduate students and 102 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 4% percent are from VT and 96% percent of students are from other states.


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