According to the Princeton Review’s just released annual edition of the Best 368 Colleges, Bennington College students are in the top ten of hardest working students in the nation. Bennington ranked sixth in the “Students Study the Most” category, followed by Harvard College, Middlebury College, the University of Chicago and Swarthmore College.
This year, Bennington also distinguished itself in a myriad of categories. It ranked first place in “Class Discussions Encouraged,” and scored fourth in the “Best College Theater” category. In addition, spacious dorms, the verdant Vermont hills and award-winning architecture earned Bennington top spots in the “Dorms Like Palaces” and “Most Beautiful Campus” rankings.
The Princeton Review’s Best 368 Colleges—2009 Edition
- #1 Class Discussions Encouraged
- #4 Best College Theater
- #6 Students Study the Most
- #9 Dorms Like Palaces
- #15 Most Beautiful Campus
The Best 368 Colleges selects just 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and features 62 ranking lists in categories that range from best professors, administration, and campus food to lists based on student body political leanings, race/class relations, sports interests, and other aspects of campus life.
The 120,000 student survey, which consisted of 80 questions, was conducted at 368 top colleges where students were asked to rate their schools on several topics and to report on their campus experiences.