Admissions and Aid at Bennington College

Admissions and Financial Aid

Campus Reopening

Beginning August 17, the Admissions Office will begin offering limited, self-guided campus tours to prospective students and their families seven days a week between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. All admissions visitors will be required to fill out a health self-assessment and verify that they have reviewed the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 travel and safety guidelines. Upon arrival, all visitors will be required to check in with Campus Safety, and masks will be mandated throughout the duration of campus visits. In accordance with policy set by the Vermont Department of Health, visitors arriving in their own vehicle directly from counties in the Northeast with fewer than 400 active cases per million will be allowed to conduct the self-guided tour on foot, but all other visitors will be required to remain in their vehicle throughout their campus visit. As an additional precaution, self-guided tours will be limited to external grounds; no campus visitor will be permitted to enter College buildings. Please register here or contact us at with any questions regarding visits to campus.

Your Application, Your Bennington

We welcome applications for our undergraduate and graduate programs from students around the world, building on our commitment to diversity in all senses of the word, a competitive financial aid program, and a tradition of innovative approaches to education.

Financing Your Education

With an average financial aid package of more than half the tuition price, we are committed to putting a Bennington education within reach. When you apply for financial aid, we will work closely with you and your family to explore and explain ways to meet your individual needs.

Answers Straight from the Source

Questions along the way? Feel free to contact our Admissions counselors!

Want to talk directly to current students? Email an intern or post a question on our Tumblr feed. Browsing through other students' questions is a great way to learn more about all aspects of life on campus. 

Students hail from 27 states and 21 countries

16% are domestic students of color

17% have international citizenship