A Place as Vibrant as its People

Experience the sights, sounds, and seasons of Bennington in this video made in thanks to those who help make this campus such a vibrant place.

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The Bennington College campus is known for its expansive beauty, critically acclaimed architecture, and rich history. Routinely named one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses by The Princeton Review, the College is also celebrated for its vibrant intellectual community and distinctive classroom experience.

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Local Eats

Although you’ll eat most of your meals on campus, every now and then you’ll want a change of pace. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to grab a cup of coffee, or the best burger in town, you won’t need to look far. From breakfast to dinner, these student favorites are perfect for a college budget.

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Around Town

There are plenty of things to do and sites to see in the Bennington area. You may be an art enthusiast, a history buff, an outdoors person, or a shopping guru. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find an outing that suits you in Bennington and the surrounding areas.

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Schedule a Visit | Where to Stay, Eat, and Visit | Directions and Campus Map

One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit. Bennington’s campus is known for its expansive beauty, distinctive architecture, and rich history. Named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country by The Princeton Review, the College is also celebrated for its vibrant intellectual community and engaging classroom experience:

  • Most beautiful campus
  • Dorms like palaces
  • Class discussions encouraged
  • Best classroom experience

When You Visit

You'll meet and talk with students, faculty, and staff. You'll get a personalized, student-led tour of the campus. You'll enjoy a lunch in the Dining Hall or Student Center as our guest. And if you visit during the fall or spring term, you’ll get to sit in on a class that interests you. Use our online calendar to select a day to visit, and begin planning your day.

The Area

Located in the buzzing and picturesque southwestern tip of Vermont, Bennington borders New York’s capital district and the culture-rich Berkshire region of western Massachusetts. The College is a short drive to its southern neighbors Williams College, The Clark Art Museum, and MASS MoCA and to the shopping, outdoor adventure, and literary offerings just to its north in Manchester, Vermont.