Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

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Bentley University is ranked 35 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 114 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 79%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69941%
600+47%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69954%
600+78%

ACT Score

30-3630%
24-2964%
24+94%

Students applied8,281
Students admitted3,836
Admission rate46%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,370
Fees$1,630
Room and board$15,720
Estimated book expense$1,260
Total cost$64,980

Cost after need-based aid$34,380
Cost after non-need-based aid$46,275

Average debt at graduation$31,046

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$80,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met93%
Average need-based aid$30,600
Average non-need-based aid$18,705

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment4,222

Full-Time

Men2,437
Women1,703

Part-Time

Men53
Women29

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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