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 Bentley University

Bentley University - Waltham, MA

175 Forest St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-4705

General information:(800)523-2354
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,574(4,237 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $35,828 $37,058 $38,328 -3%
Out-of-state $35,828 $37,058 $38,328 -3%
Books and supplies $1,050 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,740 $12,180 $12,520 -3%
Other $1,135 $1,135 $1,150 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,740 $12,180 $12,520 -3%
Other $1,135 $1,135 $1,150 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,505 $4,735 $4,870 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $49,753 $51,473 $53,098 -4%
Off Campus $49,753 $51,473 $53,098 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,383 $42,893 $44,298 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $49,753 $51,473 $53,098 -4%
Off Campus $49,753 $51,473 $53,098 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,383 $42,893 $44,298 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,840
In-state fees $1,488
Out-of-state tuition $36,840
Out-of-state fees $1,488
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $28,224
In-state fee $404
Out-of-state tuition $28,224
Out-of-state fees $404
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 677 70% --
Grant or scholarship aid 673 70% $15,499,807 $23,031
Federal grants 153 16% $943,046 $6,164
Pell grants 153 16% $668,705 $4,371
Other federal grants 151 16% $274,341 $1,817
State/local government grant or scholarships 114 12% $304,182 $2,668
Institutional grants or scholarships 655 68% $14,252,579 $21,760
Student loan aid 560 58% $3,824,096 $6,829
Federal student loans 560 58% $3,396,783 $6,066
Other student loans 39 4% $427,313 $10,957
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,579 61% $58,887,452 $22,833
Pell grants 682 16% $2,798,334 $4,103
Federal student loans 2,213 52% $16,257,101 $7,346

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,574
Undergraduate enrollment 4,237
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 130
Graduate enrollment 1,337
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,695 4,231 2,464
Percent admitted 43% 41% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 41% 13% 15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 773 85%
ACT 262 29%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 540 635
SAT Math 550 650
SAT Writing 550 650
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 4935
Baseball 23-
Basketball 1414
Field Hockey -22
Football 94-
Golf 14-
Ice Hockey 25-
Lacrosse 4832
Soccer 3226
Softball -14
Swimming and Diving 2729
Tennis 1310
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1966 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations01 1
Liquor law violations011
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 020
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 234
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 754
Burglary 161810
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 333
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 533
Burglary 15169
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 221
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.5%
Number in default13
Number in repayment865

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00212400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Post-master's certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting15451701-
Accounting and Finance135------
Accounting and Related Services, Other1400----
Business Administration and Management, General14201311--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-002-2-
Business Statistics-0219---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other130------
Business/Commerce, General0-31---
Business/Corporate Communications000---0
Business/Managerial Economics44-7----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other--0----
Finance, General00000--
Financial Planning and Services-0016---
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-00---
International Finance--0----
Management Information Systems, General--40---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General146010---
Operations Management and Supervision--00---
Real Estate--8----
Taxation--122---
Category total933567968130
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies7------
Category total7------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General3100----
Category total31046----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0------
Category total0------
History Colleges
History, Other2------
Category total2------
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies133------
Category total136------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General15------
Category total15------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies7------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0------
Category total7------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0------
Category total0------
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General0------
Category total0------
Grand total13352568130