Bentley U

Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, United States
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  • Total Documents
    58
  • Class Notes
    15
  • Textbook Notes
    34
  • Study Guides
    9
  • Currently Enrolled
    191
  • Previously Enrolled
    363

Overview of Bentley University (Bentley U)

About this school

Bentley University (formerly Bentley College), founded in 1917, is a private college of business and liberal arts. Its 163-acre campus is located in Waltham, nine miles from Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,272
    • Men:2,510 (58.8%)
    • Women:1,762 (41.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Bentley U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bentley University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
175 Forest Street
City, State, Zip
Waltham, MA  02452-4705
Phone
(781) 891-2244
Fax
(781) 891-3414
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 20
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 8,867 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 3,303 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 5,564 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,119 (29%) of 3,915 admitted students enrolled
Women
432 (27%) of 1,590 admitted students enrolled
Men
687 (30%) of 2,325 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
660 average |620-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
32%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
630 average |590-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
62%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
37%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Bentley U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,880 (72.5949643428904%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,320 (23.752001164313782%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,290 (1.8774559743850967%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,220 (1.7755785184107118%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bentley University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 7
Award Notification Date
On or about March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002124
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
739 (71.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
517 (70.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
517 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
210 (40.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$35,924
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 514 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,621
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 474 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,891
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 105 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
220 (21.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,050

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,396 (58.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,764 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,764 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
689 (39.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$36,161
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,740 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,187
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,676 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,680
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 254 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
905 (22.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,746

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,889
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,817

Academics & Instruction (Bentley U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


291

Part-Time Faculty


159

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 38% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
498,204

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
4620
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bentley University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


90.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


91.0%

Programs & Majors (Bentley U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (21)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Public Policy Analysis, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design, Master of Science in Marketing Analysis, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Financial Planning

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Finance and Banking
  • Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Campus Life (Bentley U)

Location & Geography

Population


62,227

Nearest Metropolitan Area


163 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Waltham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


78% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


22%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Falcons
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bentley University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, south asian student association, campus activities board, delta sigma pi, bentley investment group, national association of black accountants

Sororities


19% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,171

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,272
Women
1,762
Men
2,510

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.5% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 8.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.3% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


13.5% from 75 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,271

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