Visit Bennington College

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One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit.

Bennington College Student Center Bennington Campus Downtown Bennington

Expansive natural beauty, distinctive architecture, and a vibrant community are defining qualities of the Bennington campus. Consistently named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, Bennington is also celebrated for its dynamic facilities and engaging classroom experience.

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Things you can see, but are best experienced.

A Top-Rated Campus

Bennington College is rated in the top 10 by The Princeton Review in these categories:

  • Best college dorms
  • Best classroom experience
  • Most beautiful campus
  • Best college theater

Bennington is also ranked one of the Top 10 Colleges with Best Architecture by Architectural Digest.

Prospective Students

When you visit, you’ll meet and talk with students. You’ll get a personalized, student-led tour of the campus. And if you visit during 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.

Exploring the Area

Located in one of the Northeast's most renowned cultural corridors, Bennington offers the best of both worlds: top-class cultural offerings amidst stunning natural surroundings.

The College borders New York’s capital district and the culture-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. MASS MoCA, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College are a short drive south, and just to the north, Manchester, Vermont, offers shopping opportunities and outdoor adventure along with restaurants and inns.

Bennington Campus

Visit the Campus

Bennington's campus features world-renowned architecture, award-winning student housing, and 360-degree views.

Downtown Bennington

See the Town of Bennington

Shops and restaurants line the main street of Bennington, a classic New England town nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Mass MoCa

Culture amidst Nature

Mass MOCA, the Clark Institute, Williams College, and many other cultural offerings are in the nearby Berkshires.

Brown Cow Cafe

Take a Break

The Brown Cow is a favorite place in town for coffee or breakfast.

Hiking

Hit the Trail

Abundant hiking opportunities and spectacular views are available in all directions.

Manchester at Night

Tour the Shops

Nearby Manchester, Vermont, is a treasure trove of outlet stores and unique independent shops.

Skiing on Bromley Mountain

Downhill all the way

World famous skiing is nearby on Bromley Mountain, Stratton, and many other slopes.

Lake

Dive Right In

The hamlet of North Bennington is right next to campus and has a lovely pond, charming general store, and fine dining.