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Bennington College

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Visiting And Contact Information

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201

United States

Phone: 802-440-4312

Fax: 802-440-4320

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 91
SAT:
% Submitting Score:43%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 720
     Math Middle 50%:560 - 660
     Writing Middle 50%:630 - 720
ACT:
% Submitting Score:14%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
     Math Middle 50%:24 - 30
     English Middle 50%:27 - 34
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:44%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:75%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:57%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,130
Total applicants who are accepted: 733
Total of accepted students who enroll: 140
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/20
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/03
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/03
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $500.00
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: one year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Very important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    91
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 720
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    560 - 660
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    630 - 720
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    24 - 30
  •      English Middle 50%:
    27 - 34
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/03
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