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Bennington College

Bennington, VT
Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201

United States

Phone: 802-440-4312

Fax: 802-440-4320

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Marta Stringham
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
Admissions Office Phone:8008336845
Admissions Office Fax:8024404320
Admissions Office Email:admissions@bennington.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Center for the Advancement of Public Action
Visual and Performing Arts Center
Edward Clark Crossett Library
Student Center
Commons Dining Hall and Lounge
The Center for the Advancement of Public Action, designed by internationally renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, is a major new, green academic facility on the Bennington campus. It invites you to put the world's most pressing problems at the center of your education, or to incorporate it into your work in other disciplines.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:MASS MoCA Art Museum
Clark Art Museum
Bennington Battle Monument and Historic District
Outlet stores and shopping in Manchester, VT
Numerous ski and recreation areas
Located in the buzzing and picturesque southwestern tip of Vermont, Bennington borders New York's capital region and the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts. The College is a short drive to its southern neighbors Williams College, The Clark Art Museum, and MASS MoCA and to the shopping, outdoor adventure, and literary offerings just to its north in Manchester, Vermont. Saratoga Springs, upstate New York's cultural hub, is 45 minutes away.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:During admissions office hours
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@bennington.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime, as well as after they've applied
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:9-5; 10-2 Saturdays
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@bennington.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@bennington.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admissions@bennington.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:Other
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:1-night stay; only specified days

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Albany, NY, airport and Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak train station are approximately 40 miles from campus. For transportation from the airport or train station to campus, please contact Alternative Limousine Services (866-212-5466) or CLS Transportation (802-447-1609).
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From the Albany area, follow Route 7 East toward Vermont. Continue onto Bennington Bypass. Continue onto VT 279E/Bennington Connector. Take ramp to VT 67A N/N Bennington Rd, and turn left onto VT 67A N/N Bennington Rd. Follow for less than a mile (Home Depot is on your right). After second set of lights, the College entrance is on the right. Turn right, through the gates, onto College Drive. Follow College Drive up the hill to the Campus Safety booth (on your left). Visitors' parking is located to the right across from the Campus Safety booth. From the New York City area, take I-87 to I-787 North (Exit 23) toward Downtown Albany/Rensselaer/Troy. Take Exit 9E (Troy/Bennington) and follow Route 7 East toward Vermont. Follow the directions from Route 7 listed above.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Less than 1 mile from the college is a Hampton Inn (51 Hannaford Square; 866-372-8688 or 802-440-9862). This facility was built in 2005 and features an indoor pool. One mile away is the inexpensive Best Western New Englander (220 Northside Dr.; 802-442-6311). This facility has an outdoor pool and lawn games in the summer. Four miles from campus is the Vermonter Motor Lodge (West Rd.; 802-442-2529), which is open from May through December. A double room is inexpensive, and for a relatively modest rate you can enjoy mountain views. The lodge also has its own pond and cottages. About 5 miles from the school is South Shire Bed-and-Breakfast (124 Elm St.; 802-447-3839). This wonderful Victorian mansion has 5 rooms in the main house that are moderately expensive and 4 (somewhat more pricey) luxurious accommodations with Jacuzzis and fireplaces in the carriage house. The Henry House Inn located in North Bennington (802-442-7045; www.henryhouseinn.com lt;http://www.henryhouseinn.comgt;) is a charming establishment. It was built in 1769, boasts six fireplaces and 25 acres of forest and meadows.
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Arlington, a 20-minute drive from the college, offers two interesting choices. Pleasant West Mountain Inn (Rte. 313 and River Rd.; 802-375-6516) offers good food and more expensive rooms. Depending on the season, you can enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing (they're not far from Bromley or Stratton, important Alpine centers), trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, and tubing. Tennis and golf are also available nearby. The Arlington Inn (Rte. A at Rte. 313; 802-375-6532) is a wonderful Greek Revival mansion with a terrific restaurant that has been featured in New York magazine and Bon Appetit. Double rooms here range from inexpensive to expensive, and the price includes a continental breakfast.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admissions
    One College Drive
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Phone: 800-833-6845
    Fax: 802-440-4320
    Email: admissions@bennington.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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