Bentley College

175 Forest St, Waltham, MA

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Bentley College is a nonprofit private college that has a large number of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Waltham, MA, in a predominately urban area. Enrollment at Bentley College is nearly five thousand annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common scores among students admitted to Bentley College are between 25 to 29 for the ACT exam, or 1640 to 1935 on the SAT exam. 43% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 31% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at undergraduate.bentley.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $42,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their costs. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $8,300 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The Bentley College "Falcons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division II)

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.bentley.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Bentley College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into Bentley College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 630
SAT ® Math600 - 680
SAT ® Writing550 - 650
SAT ® Total Score1690 - 1960

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score26 - 30

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances for admission at Bentley College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants7,493
Granted Admissions3,281 (44%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled974 (30%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Bentley College is around 5,600 students, where graduate students make up roughly 25% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $42,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid70%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$23,031
Receiving Student Loans58%$6,829

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 1%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Bentley College may provide services to students like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 88%, Bentley College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years80%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bentley College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

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