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Bennington College Student Life

Bennington College is on a 440-acre campus in a small town setting in Bennington, Vermont, not far from Albany and NY. There are many activities and organizations for Bennington College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, , a radio station and more.

Bennington College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Bennington College has a thriving Student Educational Policies Committee. In fact, more students participate in Student Educational Policies Committee than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Bennington College include Soccer Club, DREAM, FLoW Student Collective and Programming & Activity Council.

Bennington College students' favorite campus events are Sunfest, Midnight Breakfast and Convocation.

Does Bennington College offer student housing?

Bennington College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Bennington College students live on campus. In 2021, 80% of undergrads at Bennington College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 2% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bennington College. There are 765 spots available in on-campus housing for all 697 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 478 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Bennington College offers coed housing and .

Is Bennington College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bennington College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bennington College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Bennington College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Bennington College has prevention/awareness program.

Plan a Visit to Bennington College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Bennington College, take Route 7 to Bennington, VT. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Vermont you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Bennington College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Bennington College Students

67%

Women

33%

Men

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

4%

In State

96%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

59%

19%

12%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.16%

0.16%

Undergraduate Students

697

Non-Resident / International Students

123

Graduate Students

102

Bennington College Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

799

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

60%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,638

Out-of-State

$59,638

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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