In & About Town
“Tucked into the southwest corner of Vermont, Bennington offers an exceptional college experience for those who want a small- town atmosphere. The downtown is walkable, and there is a vibrant arts and culture scene. There are green spaces for hiking, biking, swimming and skiing. The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are nearby as well. Like its community namesake, Bennington College is small and unique. The school has a strong focus on the arts but also requires all students to complete an internship to ensure they have real-world work experience prior to graduation. Bennington ranks 12th for entertainment and very highly for the percentage of adults older than age 25 who have a bachelor’s degree. The city also ranks in the top 10 percent for its median rent as compared to the median income in the area. That means it offers an affordable option for those who want to live in New England but are hoping to avoid sky-high rents.” – Schools.com
Bennington’s cultural collaborations create a hotbed for arts in the community. By Heather DiLeo.
Alumni making a life and running a business in and around Bennington. By Heather DiLeo.
The collaborative approach to revitalizing Bennington’s downtown. By Heather DiLeo.
Inspired classes and assignments that take the town as a class and the class into town.
When residents in nearby Hoosick Falls, NY and North Bennington, VT discovered their wells and water contaminated, the College stepped in to study, train, and educate students and citizens.
Making a Difference in Detroit: Entrepreneurship, Activism, and Art with Ben Hall '04
Find and connect with Bennington alumni throughout the world.
A brief look at the College’s economic and cultural impact on the Bennington region.
A student-led community partnership that weaves advocacy, activism, academics, and community partnership to make a safer, less isolated environment for Vermont’s 3,000 undocumented migrant workers.
The Friends of Robert Frost has generously gifted The Robert Frost Stone House Museum to Bennington College.