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Study at Bentley College

Bentley University is a private, co-educational university located in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1917 as the "Bentley School of Accounting and Finance" by Harry C. Bentley. Bentley now stretches across more than 160 acres of land. The university grants admission to more than 4, 000 students every year.

The departments at Bentley College include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Computer Information Systems
  • English
  • Finance
  • Information Design and Corporate Communication
  • Law, Taxation and Financial Planning
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Sociology
The sports teams at Bentley University are nicknamed the Falcons. The teams participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Profile of Bentley College

Bentley can be found in Waltham, MA (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Bentley.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in business and management.

Bentley Selectivity

Bentley does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 62% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 550 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Bentley centered around 600 to 680, but ranged both higher and lower. People attending the school come from a variety of states around the country.


A tenure system is one way Bentley works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 5, 636 students were enrolled in Bentley.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Bentley. The school student athletes compete in Northeast 10 Conference competitions.

Bentley Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 500finance, business management, marketing, accounting, accounting and related services, business and related services, taxation, financial planning, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering65computer and info science
Liberal Arts17interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, history, English, history courses
Family and Social Work5public policy analysis
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Law0legal assistant

Contact: Bentley

Bentley College

175 Forest St

Waltham, MA 02452-4705

General Phone: (781) 891-2000


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