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“I came to Bennington because the program is small, only one year, has a Field Work Term, and has a good acceptance rate into medical school. Reflecting on my experience, I absolutely made the right decision.”

–Miles Seidel '12

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Science and Mathematics

Most science and math classes are held in the Dickinson Science Building, which is fully equipped with classrooms and labs for astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, and physics. Among the many pieces of equipment in Dickinson are a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer, ion chromatograph, XY plate reader, and fluorescence research microscope.

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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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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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Tuition and Fees | Applying

Since 1980, Bennington’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program has concentrated on giving students the best science education possible. Based on student participation in the classroom and close individual attention, Bennington’s educational philosophy is that you learn science by doing science.

Academically rigorous, our small, seminar style classes encourage the development of scientific inquiry and problem-solving through the formulation of research questions and the completion of research projects.

Bennington's postbac program is for students who have excelled in an undergraduate program in an area other than science and now wish to acquire the prerequisites necessary to apply to medical and other health-related professional schools. Our postbac students are both recent college graduates and experienced professionals from many backgrounds.

Bennington’s program is one year and begins and ends in June, completing the basic requirements for medical school and other health profession tracks.

Candidates’ qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in another field at time of enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Few or no previous science courses as an undergraduate
  • Demonstrated interest in some area of medicine or healthcare

Our students go on to attend many of the finest medical schools in the country. We offer close assistance to our alums in achieving their professional goals. Students have access to intensive advising not only during their postbac year but throughout the following application (glide) year as well.