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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.

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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 - 635
SAT ® Math550 - 650
SAT ® Writing550 - 650
SAT ® Total Score1640 - 1935

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table

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

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,902 (43%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled913 (31%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Bentley College is around 5,700 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 2009 was around 0.6%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

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

  • Distance learning
  • 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%

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, M)

Mathematics and Statistics

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Philosophy and Religious Studies

English Language and Literature

Public Administration and Social Services

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