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Bennington College

Bennington, VT
#89

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Bennington College is a private liberal arts institution that was founded in 1925. It is located in Bennington, Vermont on 470 rural acres near the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest. Bennington College adheres to a master-apprentice model of education, and students are heavily involved in directing their own course of study.

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Quick Facts


1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

2014-2015 Tuition

$46,658 Tuition and Fees

Students

619 undergraduate students
35% male / 65% female

Admission

January 3 application deadline
64.9% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1925

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Science, Education, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Mathematics Teacher Education, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Child Development, Pre-Law Studies, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Botany/Plant Biology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Mathematics and Computer Science, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Environmental Design/Architecture, Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Social Sciences, Other, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, European Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Dance, General, Design and Visual Communications, General, Fashion/Apparel Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, Acting, Directing and Theatrical Production, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Photography, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Drawing, Intermedia/Multimedia, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Stringed Instruments, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, History, General, American History (United States), European History, Communication and Media Studies, Other, Communication and Media Studies, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 619
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 609
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 4
Percent of male undergraduates: 35%
Percent of female undergraduates: 65%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, student newspaper, student film society

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.