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Bennington College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bennington, Vermont. Bennington is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

2 Undergraduate Degrees
$43,276 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
60% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Bennington College?


Contact details for Bennington are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003
Phone: 802-442-5401

How Do I Get Into Bennington?

You can apply to Bennington online at:

Admission Requirements for Bennington

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bennington?

60% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
Bennington has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford Bennington College?

$43,276 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bennington is $43,276. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bennington, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,784 a year. That adds up to $27,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bennington is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bennington College Undergraduate Student Diversity

606 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 697 undergraduate students at Bennington, with 606 being full-time and 91 being part-time.


There are also 102 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 606 full-time undergraduates at Bennington, 33% are male and 67% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bennington College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 365
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Geographic Diversity

Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Bennington College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 69 countries are represented at Bennington. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Online Learning at Bennington College

194 Took All Classes Online
750 Took At Least One Class Online
4,800.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 750 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bennington has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Bennington

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bennington College was 4,800.3%. This is the #19 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bennington regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bennington College Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Education 2 2
English & Language Arts Education 0 0
French Language Teacher Education 0 0
Mathematics Education 0 0
Music Education 0 0
Social Studies Education 0 0
Spanish Education 0 0
Early Childhood Education 0 0
Teacher Education 0 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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