Bennington College

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Bennington College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Bennington, VT, a predominately rural area. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 900 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

61% of all applicants are accepted to Bennington College, from which 22 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bennington College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bennington College was reported as 60.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,340 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bennington College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.0%
  • 2017-2018: 56.6%
  • 2018-2019: 57.0%
  • 2019-2020: 60.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 54.7%

How Does Bennington College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bennington College is seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Marlboro College83.1%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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