One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit! See below for opportunities to visit in-person and virtually.
Unable to visit campus? No problem! Join admissions interns for a student-led virtual tour or connect with an Admissions Counselor for an information session or interview to learn more about a Bennington education. Each month we also offer night and/or weekend open houses as well. All questions welcome!
Campus visits will begin in a limited capacity on July 1. Information sessions, campus tours, and interviews are available each weekday. If arriving after-hours or on the weekend, you're also welcome to a self-guided car tour; see our suggested driving route here!
All campus visitors who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated. As per the Vermont Health travel and safety guidelines, there are no quarantine or testing requirements. However, masks are required in public spaces (indoor and outdoor) for those who are not vaccinated. Additionally, fully vaccinated people should be sure to carry their COVID-19 vaccine card and be prepared to show it if asked.
Explore our Campus Virtually
Interested in exploring the campus on your own from the comfort of your home? Feel free to explore Bennington through our virtual tour.
We already have some great ways to explore Bennington online (and more is coming soon!). Connect with other prospective students on ZeeMee; browse our YouTube playlists of student work, campus events, and faculty interviews; follow daily life with @atbennington and @benningtonstudents on Instagram.
Get In Touch
Find your admissions counselor and get in touch with us — we'd love to hear from you!
Coming to campus? Here's some info to help you prepare for your upcoming visit:
I spent a weekend in Bennington, Vermont, recently as my son is now a freshman at Bennington College. I expected it to be charming but it exceeded my expectations. Josiah Citrin, chef and owner of two-Michelin-star Mélisse in Venice, California "Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in Bennington, VT, According to Chef Josiah Citrin"
A Top-Rated Campus
Bennington College has been rated in the top 10 by The Princeton Review in these categories:
- Best college dorms
- Best classroom experience
- Most beautiful campus
- Best college theater
Bennington is also ranked one of the Top 10 Colleges with Best Architecture by Architectural Digest.
Bennington's campus features world-renowned architecture, award-winning student housing, and 360-degree views.
Shops and restaurants line the main street of Bennington, a classic New England town nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.
Mass MOCA, the Clark Institute, Williams College, and many other cultural offerings are in the nearby Berkshires.
Abundant hiking opportunities and spectacular views are available in all directions.
Nearby Manchester, Vermont, is a treasure trove of outlet stores and unique independent shops.
World famous skiing is nearby on Bromley Mountain, Stratton, and many other slopes.
The hamlet of North Bennington is right next to campus and has a lovely pond, charming general store, and fine dining.