Bennington College

One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201-6003


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Total Student Population: 884
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 68%
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Bennington College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. Established in 1932, it was founded with the aim of providing a progressive and interdisciplinary education that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

Bennington College offers a wide range of academic programs, in various fields including Architecture, Italian Literature, Japanese Literature, Media Studies, Music, Painting & Drawing, Philosophy, Photography,Media Studies, Music, Painting & Drawing, Philosophy, Photography and more

With a total enrollment of over 700 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, the college provides personalized attention and support for each student from the faculty.

The college is known for its unique curriculum that emphasizes individualized learning, self-directed study, and collaboration. Students have the freedom to design their own course of study, and they work closely with faculty advisors to develop their academic interests and goals. Students also participate in intensive field work, internships, and research projects that provide hands-on learning experiences.

Bennington College has a beautiful campus environment featuring state-of-the-art facilities, including a modern art museum, a dance theater, a music recital hall, and a black box theater.

Bennington College is known for its strong programs in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. The college also hosts numerous concerts, performances, and exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the work of students, faculty, and visiting artists.

The college is also well known for its highly individualized and personalized approach to education. The academic year is divided into seven-week terms, and students take one course at a time. This allows students to focus deeply on a single subject, engage in intensive study and discussion, and immerse themselves fully in the material.

The college also has a low-residency option, which allows students to complete their degree through a combination of on-campus and off-campus study.

Bennington College offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can grow and thrive making it a great choice of school to study in.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:884
Undergraduate enrollment:771
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.5%
      Black or African American:3.0%
      Two or more races:4.0%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:2.6%
      Non-resident alien:17.5%

Degrees Offered

  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Advancement of Public Action
  • Animation & Production Design
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • History
  • Biology
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies and Languages
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Politics
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Sculpture
  • Social Practices in Art
  • Society, Culture & Thought
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish
  • Video
  • Visual Arts


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$59,638 $58,124 $55,950 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,000 $1,200 
      Room and board$17,210 $16,840 $16,200 
      Other expenses$2,800 $2,800 $2,800 
      Room and board$17,210 $16,840 $16,200 
      Other expenses$2,800 $2,800 $2,800 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,800 $2,800 $3,000

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