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Bennington College

Bennington, VT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%

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 885 students a year, including 785 undergrads.

Bennington College Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Bennington College. Around 45% of applicants get into Bennington College each year. In 2022, 2,801 students applied to Bennington College and 1,269 were admitted.

Bennington College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 45%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 55%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 55%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%

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Bennington College is located in Bennington, Vermont, near Albany and NY.

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College Info

One College Drive Bennington, VT 5201

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

1260 - 1370


Math SAT Range

600 - 670


Reading SAT Range

660 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1370 and Above


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1260 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bennington College students is 1340. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bennington College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bennington College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bennington College is like? There are approximately 885 students enrolled at Bennington College, including 785 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 5% percent are from VT and 95% percent of students are from other states.


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