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Study at Bennington College

Students attend Bennington in Bennington, VT, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Bennington degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from Bennington is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in music, art studies, drama and performing arts, and liberal arts.

Bennington Selectivity

Bennington is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 580. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 630.

Bennington maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Enrolment

There are 723 students at the school .

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Bennington. The school has a residential or campus feel. Bennington offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

Bennington Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts89English language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, French language, social services, Japanese language, Chinese language, Spanish language, . . .
Art Studies37visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts26drama, dance, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, various performing arts, directing
Education and Teaching13education, Spanish teaching, French language teaching, early childhood education, teacher ed, social studies teaching, English teaching, music teaching
Music13music, music theory and composition
Science4biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences, ecology
Photography and Commercial Art4photography, film studies, cinematography
Therapy and Counselling3psychology
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, environmental science
Fine Arts0sculpture, ceramics
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science, computer and info science
Design0design and applied arts
Architecture and Planning0architecture, environmental design
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Media0animation and special effects, communication studies, communication and journalism, media studies
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis, child development
Contact: BenningtonBennington College

One College Drive

Bennington, VT 05201-6003

General Phone: (802) 442-5401


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