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Groundbreakers start here

Bennington is a place where people come to do what has never been done before. They invented modern dance, founded abstract expressionism, and led the feminist movement. They are pioneering augmented reality, working toward cures, and standing up for the environment. There’s a reason our graduates go further, faster. It’s called the Bennington Plan.


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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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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.

About Field Work Term
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Best Classroom Experience

Bennington's superlative qualities— its expansive course topics, great faculty interactions, and superior learning spaces—come together to create a fantastic classroom experience. Bennington ranked #9 nationwide for Best Classroom Experience by The Princeton Review 2024.

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Faculty Mentorship

Bennington faculty, people who are shaping the fields you are interested in, take students seriously. That's why 96% of Bennington graduates say faculty encourage them to pursue their goals, compared with 22% of graduates nationally.

Our Faculty
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Resources for Your Education

Merit scholarships, need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study allocations make Bennington affordable to students from a wide range of socioeconomic situations. In fact, the 2023 New York Times College-Access Index ranked Bennington #19 among liberal arts colleges nationwide for economic diversity among students.

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