Bentley University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Located on a 163-acre campus in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley University is not a typical New England college. The great majority of Bentley students major in some area of business, but the school is nevertheless a comprehensive university where the liberal arts and sciences play a central role in the curriculum. Ethics, social responsibility, and global culture are all important components of a Bentley business education. Bentley has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. The university frequently ranks among the top 50 business schools in the country.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5693
Total Grad Students: 1442
Undergraduate Students: 4251
Faculty: 285

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 59%
Percent Female: 41%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

175 Forest St
Waltham Massachusetts 2452


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Main Phone: 781-891-2000

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The transfer credit policy at Bentley will not award credit for courses where the student earned below a "C" grade or its equivalent

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 60 transfer credits may be awarded. Students who transfer to Bentley must complete 121 academic credits in order to receive a diploma.

Test Scores for Applying:
The SAT or ACT with Writing is required for all transfer applicants who have taken fewer than 10 transferable college courses.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
We require two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors. A reference from an employer or high school teacher is acceptable in lieu of one professor recommendation. A College Official's Report is also required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 fee to apply.

Other Requirements:
To apply to Bentley as a transfer student, you must have completed, or be completing, at least one semester of full-time study at a college or university. A Mid-Semester Progress Report is required.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 25 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 635
Math 550 650
Writing 550 650

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

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Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 43%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -43%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1150

Room and Board: 12520

Tuition and Fees: 38328

Total Cost: 53098

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Our financial aid programs include scholarships, grants, loans, and work eligibility. More than 70 percent of our students receive at least one of these forms of aid.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6806

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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