Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

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Bentley University is ranked 31 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 101 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 33%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69944%
600+48%

SAT Math Score

700+22%
600-69956%
600+78%

ACT Score

30-3629%
24-2961%
24+89%

Students applied8,346
Students admitted3,532
Admission rate42%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,210
Fees$1,550
Room and board$15,130
Estimated book expense$1,260
Total cost$62,150

Cost after need-based aid$32,395
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,298

Average debt at graduation$29,547

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$76,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met93%
Average need-based aid$29,755
Average non-need-based aid$17,852

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment4,203

Full-Time

Men2,458
Women1,679

Part-Time

Men41
Women25

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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