Bennington College
#453 Overall Influence#1445 Desirability Rank

Bennington College

Liberal arts college

Bennington College Rankings

Bennington College is a private liberal arts college in Bennington, Vermont, founded in 1932. Originally a women’s college, it became co-educational in 1969. It was the first college to include visual and performing arts as an equal partner in the liberal arts curriculum. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

1,494

Acceptance

57%

Graduation Rate

70%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$53,160

Fees (in-state)

$700

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$19,523
30K-48K$21,389
48K-75K$24,578
75K-110K$29,489
110K+$42,584

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$38,400

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

1K

Under-Grads

1K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

One College Drive, Bennington VT 05201-6003

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

24 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is Bennington College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#146 World Rank #60 USA Rank
Literature
#367 World Rank #163 USA Rank
Anthropology
#465 World Rank #174 USA Rank
Philosophy
#426 World Rank #211 USA Rank
Education
#400 World Rank #218 USA Rank
History
#506 World Rank #219 USA Rank
Biology
#489 World Rank #242 USA Rank
Political Science
#506 World Rank #257 USA Rank
Psychology
#659 World Rank #269 USA Rank
Sociology
#759 World Rank #324 USA Rank
Medical
#773 World Rank #388 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#2047 World Rank #689 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1365 World Rank #772 USA Rank
Communications
#2762 World Rank #894 USA Rank
Mathematics

Other areas of influence

#322 World Rank #235 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#341 World Rank #207 USA Rank
Nursing
#542 World Rank #267 USA Rank
Law
#608 World Rank #349 USA Rank
Social Work
#656 World Rank #394 USA Rank
Business

Influential People

Who are Bennington College's Most influential alumni?

Bennington College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Criminal Justice, and Nursing. Bennington College’s most academically influential people include Kiran Desai, Andrea Dworkin, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Kiran Desai
Kiran Desai

Indian author

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Andrea Dworkin
Andrea Dworkin

American feminist writer

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Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist

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Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem

American novelist, essayist, short story writer, Roy E. Disney Chair in Creative Writing, Pomona College

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Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan

American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism

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Helen Frankenthaler
Helen Frankenthaler

American artist

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Anne Waldman
Anne Waldman

American poet

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Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Heather Dewey-Hagborg

American forensic artist

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Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin

American actor, director, musician and singer

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Donna Tartt

American writer

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Sally Mann
Sally Mann

American photographer

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Jaime Clarke

American writer

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