Bennington College : Profile

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One College Drive
Bennington, VT 5201
Website: www.bennington.edu
Location: New England CT ME MA NH RI VT

Get a snapshot of Bennington College with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

Bennington regards education as a sensual and ethical, no less than an intellectual, process. It seeks to liberate and nurture the individuality, the creative intelligence, and the ethical and aesthetic sensibility of its students, to the end that their richly varied natural endowments will be directed toward self-fulfillment and toward constructive social purposes. We believe that these educational goals are best served by demanding of our students active participation in the planning of their own programs, and in the regulation of their own lives on campus. Student freedom is not the absence of restraint, however; it is rather the fullest possible substitution of habits of self-restraint for restraint imposed by others. The exercise of student freedom is the very condition of a meaningful education, and an essential aspect of the nurture of free citizens, dedicated to civilized values and capable of creative and constructive membership in modern society.

School Characteristics

Student Population
46048 per year

Length of Study: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: Not Applicable

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 755
Retention Rate: 84%
Graduation Rate: 190

School Accreditation

National: No
Regional: yes
Federal: No

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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