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Bennington College
Office of Admissions
One College Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201

Bennington now offers two options for applying to the College: the Common Application and the Dimensional Application.

For the Common Application, we require:

We encourage, but do not require:

  • An interview with an admissions counselor
  • Supplementary materials


  • Test scores, such as the SAT or ACT

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For the Dimensional Application, we require you to demonstrate:

  • The ability to articulate original ideas or insights
  • A record of academic achievement
  • A capacity for growth
  • Contributions to your classroom and community
  • Intrinsic motivation
The way you do this is entirely up to you.

As a final step in the admissions process:

  • Candidates being considered for admission will be invited to interview with a member of the admissions committee.

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