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Bennington College

Bennington, VT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%

Bennington College Academics

Bennington College requires a minimum of 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Bennington College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Bennington College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Bennington College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 70% of students who start college at Bennington College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Bennington College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At Bennington College?

Bennington College does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirementor a math or science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math No
Science No
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Bennington College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Bennington College

When choosing a major, Bennington College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Bennington College.Bennington College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major. Bennington College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bennington College

Does Bennington College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Bennington College offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Bennington College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Bennington College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Bennington College Offer AP Credit?

✅ Bennington College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Bennington College Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Bennington College, check with the school directly.

Does Bennington College Require Internships?

✅ Bennington College requires an internship for all students.

Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, network, and explore career paths without committing to one path. While Bennington College does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About Bennington College

Bennington College Library

The main library on campus is the Crossett Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Bennington College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Bennington College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Bennington College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Bennington College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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