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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.89% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,236 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
96.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
118 Graduates


The median tuition at Bennington College is $49,440, which is $17,230 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,087.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Bennington College received 1,236 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,236 applicants, 741 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 805 students enrolled at Bennington College in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bennington College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Bennington College has a total enrollment of 805 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennington College is 776 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at Bennington College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bennington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.1% White, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.47% Two or More Races, 2.61% Black or African American, 2.48% Asian, 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 13.5% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Bennington College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.22%), followed by White Male (2.86%) and Asian Female (0.62%).

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In 2016, 95 more women than men graduated from Bennington College. The majority of students graduating from Bennington College are White. These 243 graduates mean that there were 13.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 18 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Bennington College is General Visual & Performing Arts with 40 graduates, followed by General Literature with 21 graduates and General Music with 17 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Bennington College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is English, with 64 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 121 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 8 graduates.


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Bennington College has an endowment valued at nearly $17.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-519,814 (-3.03%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Bennington College had a total expenditure of $36.3M. Of that $36.3M, they spent $17.4M on salaries and $3.81M on benefits.

Bennington College employs 55 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Bennington College are Male No academic ranks (29), Female No academic ranks (26), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennington College are: Service, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, and Management with 29 employees.



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