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Bennington College

Bennington, VT

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

2013-2014 Tuition

$45,680 Tuition and Fees


688 undergraduate students
36% male / 64% female


January 3 application deadline
63% accepted

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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, 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, Philosophy, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Environmental Design/Architecture, Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), 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, 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

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 688
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 684
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 4
Percent of male undergraduates: 36%
Percent of female undergraduates: 64%
Percent of international undergraduates: 7%

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


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra

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