Bennington sits at the foot of the Green Mountains in the southwest corner of Vermont, right on the borders of New York and Massachusetts. The town of Bennington has a population of 16,000 and is known for its historic covered bridges, dairy farming and thriving maple sugar industry. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, ponds and mountain hiking trails, Bennington is famous for its spectacular scenery. There are many cultural events that take place in and around the Bennington area, and several ski resorts are less than an hour away. Hiking and cycling are popular area activities. In addition, Bennington is an easy trip to many cultural centers: Albany, NY is a 50-minute drive, Williamstown, MA: 20 minutes, New York City: 3 ½ hours, Boston: 3 hours, Burlington, VT 3 hours.
Bennington’s campus is a rich and multi-cultural liberal arts environment. From classical concerts to jazz and alternative café performances, dance and theatre performances, art shows, lectures, workshops and readings, there is always much to choose from outside the classroom.