Bennington College


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Bennington College


$35,250 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 3

Application fee


Educational Resources


Jennings Music Library contains scores, librettos, recordings; Bennington College archives contains various archival material; Dance archives contains performance archives; photography collection–teaching portfolios of original photos by prominant photographers (Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 113,125 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 8,682 current serial subscriptions.
  • 26,020 microforms.
  • 19,838 Audio/Visual items.
  • 31,555 e-books.

Museums & Art

Center for Languages and Cultures, Center for Creative Teaching, science center, early childhood center; computer center and media labs, digital arts lab, art gallery; architecture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture studios, ceramics studio and kilns, color and black-and-white photography darkrooms, film and video editing studio, several fully equipped professional theatres, scripts library, dance studios and archives, electronic music and sound recording studios, music practice rooms and music library, radio station, student run cafe; fitness center; observatory; greenhouse, and 470 acres of forest, ponds, wetlands, fields for biological study.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 75 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 10 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 30 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 6 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 12 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 250 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance


career, personal, academic, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 98% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 60% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 20 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: The Bennington campus is a lively place – day or night, weekday or weekend. Although it’s easy to get to nearby cities (Boston & New York City), most students stick around campus on the weekends. To keep them busy, the Campus Activity Board (CAB – a student organization) plans a full schedule of events ranging from school-sponsored theme parties to the newest indie band playing in the Downstairs Cafe. Throughout the course of the academic year, students can expect to see numerous dance, drama, and music performances by their fellow classmates and teachers, weekly lectures in the social sciences and arts, film screenings in the on-campus movie theatre, midnight movies (when the College rents the local theatre), Sunfest (an outdoor music festival), Battle of the Bands, Rollerama, Pigstock (school-wide barbeque – vegan ribs included), Fashion Show (student designers), acoustic night, open mics, Bowlerama (when the College rents the local bowling alley), and Midnight Breakfast (an end of the term surprise). It’s hard to find time to do it all!;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 30 organizations on campus.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Legal Aliens is an organized community of international students at Bennington College. The group is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of cultural awareness and diversity on campus and has served as a channel for students to represent themselves in the wider community. Each year Legal Aliens hosts a Multi-Cultural show. From Turkish songs to African dances to Bollywood dances to Romanian jokes, the show has provided an opportunity for international students to collaborate with the rest of the campus community and share their cultural variety. In addition to the Multi-Cultural show, Legal Aliens has brought a number of internationally acclaimed performing artists to campus. Among the long list of distinguished performers are tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh (who features regularly with artists such as Ravi Shankar); Tehreema Mitha, an Indian Classical Dancer; tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee; sarangi maestro Ramesh Mishra; Humayun Khan, an Afghan vocalist and student of the legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan; Alif Laila, a sitar player from Bangladesh; and world reknowned bansuri (Indian flute) player, Steve Gorn, who was featured on John MacDowell’s award winning soundtrack for “Born into Brothels”, 2005’s academy award winning documentary.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International, Legal Aliens, Student Endowment for the Arts, Open Critique Night, Outing Club, Student Action Network, Literature Gathering, Queer Student Union, Community Garden, Social Science Colloquium, Campus Activities Board, SugarBush, Film Society, Radio Station, Drama Collective, SILO Literacy Magazine, Student Council
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Bennington Free Press


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Albany, NY (42)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Albany, NY (42)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Bennington, VT (5)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 49% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,037
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory

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