DESIGN YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED COURSE OF STUDY
BUILD PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR A LIFETIME OF MEANINGFUL WORK AND GRADUATE WITH A RESUME
A curriculum flexible enough to handle the most interesting questions you bring to it
What Happens Here...
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
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
...matters when you’re out of school
of Bennington graduates, six months out, are employed, enrolled in service programs, or in grad school.
graduating class data, 5-year average 2016-20
of graduates completed at least four internships or research experiences.
June 2020 graduating class data
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By The Numbers
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.”
Where Work Counts
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 six weeks each and every year.
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."
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.
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.”