Bentley University, in Waltham MA, may not be well known in the Southeast, but in New England, Bentley is known for business education with a strong mix of liberal arts courses included. The campus is an attractive collection of Georgian Colonial buildings and nice landscaping that reminded me of Christopher Newport. Waltham is located about 10 miles west of Boston, so students have ready access to the city. The college has 4264 undergrads and 1304 grad students.
Students must complete courses in the areas of information technology, literature, mathematics, natural and behavioral sciences, economics, government, history, and philosophy. Popular majors are economics, marketing, accounting, and management. Many classes are taught by experienced business professionals, who are either full time or adjunct faculty.
The Greek organizations attract 11% of men and women. Students can use a free shuttle to Harvard Square.
Students can study abroad in faculty-led courses from one week to a full semester. About 10% of students are invited into the honors program.
The most important factors for admissions consideration are the rigor of the high school record, the academic GPA and standardized tests. SATs or ACTs are required
% men/women, 60/40
Admission rate, 46%
ACT mid 50%, 26-30
Average % of need met, 95%
% of classes under 30 students, 58%
Freshmen returning as sophs, 94%
Graduating in 4 years, 83%
Participating in internships, 90%