Bennington’s campus is known for its expansive beauty, distinctive architecture, and rich history. Nestled on 440 acres at the foot of the Green Mountains, the campus was named one of the most beautiful in the country by The Princeton Review, and one of the top ten colleges with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.
Commons Lawn is the most active part of campus, with students passing by between classes, on their way back to their dorms, or headed into Commons for a meal.
The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) is the newest building on campus. Designed by award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, CAPA is a place for creativity and research, contemplation and action.
The Student Center houses a 14,000-square-foot performance space, a secluded lounge space, billiards tables, as well as a campus snack bar, café, pub, and convenience store.
The view from Jennings. The Green Mountains of Vermont can be seen in all directions, with abundant hiking opportunities available on and off campus.
The dorms at Bennington are consistently rated among the best in the country—and many of the common rooms have fireplaces.
Bennington Campus by the Numbers
Acres of central campus: 10
Wooded acres: 300
Total buildings: 60
Student houses: 21
Species of trees on campus: 80
Bird species sighted on campus: 121