Bentley University

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Bentley University can be found in Waltham, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 5,800 students are enrolled at Bentley University.

Many of the students that got into Bentley University got an SAT score within the range of 1230 - 1410, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 27 - 31. We were able to estimate the Bentley University average GPA (3.55 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bentley University admits roughly 50 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, about 22 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bentley University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bentley University was reported as 46.7% in Fall 2020 with over 9,020 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Bentley University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Bentley University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bentley University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 46.3%
  • 2017-2018: 44.2%
  • 2018-2019: 43.2%
  • 2019-2020: 46.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 42.0%

How Does Bentley University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bentley University is twenty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Brandeis University29.9%
Lasell College83.7%
Regis College79.3%
Lesley University74.7%
Babson College26.4%

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 Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bentley University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 680
Math630 - 730
Total Score1230 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 31
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