Bennington has a rep for “academic freedom” and creativity, driven by its Plan Process, which allows students to determine their own course of study, which “gives you agency in every aspect of your education.” Faculty advisors and committees provide support and guidance throughout the process, and students receive “detailed, written evaluation” instead of grades (professors will provide letter grades at students’ request, to help complete graduate school applications). One student praises the Plan Process for giving her the chance “to carve my own path for my education and have a close connection to my faculty.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security