Bennington College requires at least 128 credits to complete 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 71% of students who start college at Bennington College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Bennington College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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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.
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 requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Bennington College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
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.
Student Designed Majors
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.
Double Majoring at Bennington College
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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Bennington College does offer 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.
❌ Bennington College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Bennington College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ Bennington College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
✅ 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. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Crossett Library and there is one other library on campus.
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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