Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Overview

Address175 Forest St
School Websitewww.bentley.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Bentley University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Waltham, Massachusetts that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 9,252 students applied to Bentley University. Of those students, 3,998 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Bentley University was $48,180, in addition to fees of $1,700. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Bentley University.

Bentley University has a 89% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Bentley University acceptance rate is 43%. To put this into perspective, 3,998 of the 9,252 students who applied to Bentley University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Bentley University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Bentley University had an SAT score between the range of 1,240 and 1,410. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Bentley University was between 28 and 32 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Bentley University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Bentley University, the tuition for in-state residents is $48,180. Combined with fees of $1,700, room and board costs of $16,320, other expenses of $1,220 and the $1,290 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $68,710.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $49,880 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Bentley University to $68,710 for out-of-state students.

Students at Bentley University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Bentley University was $5,706 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 13%.

Bentley University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio11:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Bentley University.

Bentley University has a good gender split, with 40% of undergraduates being female and 60% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 50% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 32% of students come from in-state and 19% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Bentley University is 11:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Bentley University to thrive in your studies.

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