Bennington College

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At Bennington, the world is your campus.

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Beyond a Major

DESIGN YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED COURSE OF STUDY

Annual Internships

BUILD PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR A LIFETIME OF MEANINGFUL WORK AND GRADUATE WITH A RESUME

Areas of Study

A curriculum flexible enough to handle the most interesting questions you bring to it

What Happens Here...

  • 95%

    of Bennington students say faculty encouraged them to pursue their goals, compared to 22% of graduates nationally. This is a key indicator of future engagement and well-being.

    Gallup-Purdue Survey; Bennington College Senior Survey

Mentored

  • 87%

    of graduates have published a piece of writing, produced an album, exhibited a piece of art, performed or directed for a public audience, or presented a scientific paper or poster.

    Bennington College Senior Survey

Independent

  • 97%

    Employers would rehire a Bennington intern

    Field Work Term Employer Survey

Ready

...matters when you’re out of school 

  • 97%

    of Bennington graduates, one year out, are employed, enrolled in service programs, or in grad school. 

    Graduating class data, June 2018

Employed

  • 77%

    of graduates are engaged at work vs 39% of graduates nationally

    June 2018 graduating class data

ENGAGED

  • 85%

    of graduates are in a job related to their field of study

    June 2018 graduating class data

PREPARED

Bennington—and the world—is open to you.

  • 60

    Students come from 60 countries (including the US) 

A global community

  • 21%

    of our students are the first in their families to attend a four-year college

    Data as of Fall 2019

Accessible

  • 98%

    of graduates spent time working or studying in other regions of the country or the world. 

A global experience

By The Numbers

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Most Beautiful Campus

Year after year Bennington is recognized by The Princeton Review for campus beauty—inside and out—from its student houses to its 440 acres of sweeping views. And Architectural Digest included Bennington on its list of the country’s “Top 10 Campuses with Best Architecture.”

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Slide- Where Work Counts

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges for internships, Bennington’s annual Field Work Term required—from the beginning—that all students take their academic interests to the field and on the job for two months each and every winter.

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Most Entrepreneurial College

Forbes ranks Bennington among the country’s top five most entrepreneurial colleges. It's no coincidence that the magazine also named Bennington one of "tomorrow's hot colleges."

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Best Classroom Experience

The classroom (and we define that broadly) may be the jewel of the crown of the Bennington experience: it is a lab for ideas, a study in conversation, and always a thorough interrogation of work. It is no wonder that The Princeton Review ranks it among the best.

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Most Accessible Professors

Every year Bennington tops The Princeton Review’s lists of colleges with the “Best Classroom Experience” and “Most Accessible Professors,” and where “Professors Get High Marks” and “Class Discussions Are Encouraged.”

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Brainiest College

Bennington students are unabashedly brainy, a feature not lost on Unigo, which ranked Bennington among America’s “Top 10 Brainiest Colleges.”