About Bentley University

Founded in 1917, Bentley University. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,222 full time undergraduate students, and 1,284 full time graduate students.

The Bentley University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 284 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bentley University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate46%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range1060-1290
ACT Range25-30

Admissions at BC are considered More Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 82% were in the top quarter, and 45% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bentley University.

13%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
69%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
73%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
59%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
18%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
44%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
53%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
13%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
69%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
73%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
59%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
18%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
44%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
53%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Bentley University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    73 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    42 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    73 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    72 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    72 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    72 Students rated local services 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    72 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Bentley University?

15 Students rated Bentley University

Jean-Pierre - 06/28/2021

Beautiful environment, very conducive to learning. Great professors awesome staff and tons of resources for Graduate students. Adapted very well to the changes during COVID. Located in a great area, where there is a sense of calm and not too far away from Boston if you enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle.

Meghna - 04/16/2021

Pretty decent college. You need to study and put in the work for the general business courses. Most other first year courses are fairly easy. There are resources to help you if you are struggling. You can always email teachers for appointments, don't be shy!

Maria

I've had an awesome time and made a lot of great friends.

taylor

Bentley is the best place on earth... for the right student. The students are ambitious and passionate about business. My favorite part about Bentley is that students live on campus all four years. It creates an incredible sense of community and keeps you close to your friends! It also ensures that the campus is always active and there are things to do!

Bentley University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Bentley University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bentley University is 46%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gotten an great education so far and the opportunity to discover more about myself and what i want to do with my life.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Cookie Cutter

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Career placement, because our career center is connected with many businesses in the area and in Boston.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The career services at Bentley is ranked high nationally. I have no doubt that I will receieve excellent job placement upon graduation. I recently went in to get my resume checked out and the woman I met with was very helpful and gave me tips that went beyond my resume.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i had known more of my class mates, been friends with a few people before i arrived.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the repetiveness of the food choices in the dining hall. While the food is very good compared to many other schools, they don't really change it up at all. Here and there we will have a new choice of food to eat, but for the most part it is extremely repetivie. It is very easy to get sick of the food very quickly.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for business and job placement after you graduate.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    There are a few types of people that I would not recommend Bentley University to. One such group is students that do not know what they want to do with their career. These people would not fit in well because this is a business first school, and almost everyone knows what they want to major in from the time they step on campus. There is a limited amount of non-business majors, and they may end up wasting their money if they decide that they don't want to do business.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Driven by the want to succeed

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A dedicated, and excited student who is ready to learn and make lifelong friendships. Being a business school, Bentley is very career focused and becomes very specialized in your major, so it's important to be open minded and dedicated to all of your courses.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The classes are small so it's comfortable.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Lack of arts-based activities and electives.

    Read all  7 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Classes are an hour and fifteen, insightful teachers

    Read all  5 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Lots of emails from the social groups, its a very involved community

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Business school that tends to favor financial sector and accounting, they have good ties with the big four

    Read all  5 answers
  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Lots of foreign kids, everyone is rich, everyone is only concerned with making money, etc.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype, from an outside perspective is that Bentley is full of international students (asian and indian) and that bentley is a good school. Within the school there are many different segments of students that can be put into categories. There are the athletes, decent portion but nothing substantial to the whole population of Bentley. The following groups tend to segment themselves from the rest of the school: football, hockey, and soccer. The soccer kids are not terrible, the hockey kids dont hang out or converse with anyone but the kids on their team and the other athletes, the baseball kids will converse with the football kids and most other people if you approach them or interact with them. The football kids are the biggest team on bentley and thus associate with moslty/only other football kids. There is a small/decent size fraternity population at Bentley. Their parties are mostly filled with younger years (freshman and sophmore). Foreign students associate primarily with each other: Spain with Spain, Indian with Indian, South America with South America. I have had many interactions with these groups of students only because I have had many jobs on campus where they work and my roomate is very social with them. Bentley has a decent marijuana afficianado crowd and it is slowly growing in numbers, especially with the recent incoming freshman class and in fraternity life. Everyone at Bentley (99%) is dedicated to completing school work and securing a job by their junior year. Bentley drives this into their students I have plenty more about the different stereotypes and clicks at Bentley but I have taken up enough of your time on this questions

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Student Body

Students

41%

female

59%

male

4,222

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,284

Total Grad Students

51%

Out-Of-State

35%

In-State

14%

International

Organizations

109

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

72%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

76% of students attending Bentley University receive some sort of financial aid. 12% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$45,760

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,260

Books and Supplies

$15,130

Room and Board

62,150

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,208
$30 - $48K
$20,423
$48 - $75K
$27,805
$75 - $110K
$30,377
$110K & UP
$41,424

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