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Bentley University

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Bentley Says...

Students applying for admission are encouraged to complete a competitive university preparatory program. Recommendations include four years of English, four years of mathematics (preferably algebra I and II, geometry, and precalculus or its equivalent), and at least three each of history, laboratory science, and a foreign language. Bentley Universi... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

175 Forest Street

Waltham, MA 02452

United States

Phone: 781-891-2244

Fax: 781-891-3414


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
% Submitting Score:89%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:540 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:600 - 680
     Writing Middle 50%:550 - 650
% Submitting Score:27%
     ACT Middle 50%:26 - 30
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:65%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 7,493
Total applicants who are accepted: 3,281
Total of accepted students who enroll: 974
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 94%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 02/07
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
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:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:19
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    540 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    600 - 680
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    550 - 650
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    26 - 30
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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