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Bentley University is a private institution that was founded in 1917. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,228, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 163 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bentley University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 4. Its tuition and fees are $39,628 (2012-13).
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|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bentley University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 7, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 7. The application fee at Bentley University is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 43.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 58.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||43.4%|
|Application deadline||January 7|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 7|
The student-faculty ratio at Bentley University is 14:1, and the school has 23.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bentley University include: Accounting; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Accounting and Finance; Business Administration and Management, General; and Finance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 93.2 percent.
Bentley University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,228, with a gender distribution of 59.2 percent male students and 40.8 percent female students. At this school, 79.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 21.0 percent of students live off campus. Bentley University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Bentley University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bentley University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bentley University, 82 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Bentley University.
|Students who have cars on campus||82%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Bentley University, 46.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,740.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$39,628 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,960 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data