Tool December 2016

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Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 83.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 33.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 43.80%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4.60%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 48.40%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 56.30%
SAT I Math score 700+: 21.50%
SAT I Math score 600+: 77.80%
ACT score 24-29: 60.70%
ACT score 30-36: 28.70%
ACT score 24+: 89.4%
Students applied: 8,346
Students admitted: 3,532
Admission rate: 42%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 83.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 95%
Full-time enrolled men: 2,458
Full-time enrolled women: 1,679
Part-time enrolled men: 41
Part-time enrolled women: 25
Total enrollment: 4,203

COSTS

Tuition: $44,210
Room and board: $15,130
Est. book expense: $1,260
Fees: $1,550
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 93%
Average need-based aid: $29,755
Average non-need-based aid: $17,852
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
828
Average aid package: $34,553
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,825
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 43%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
35%
% receiving student loans: 54%