Tool December 2017

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Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 79.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 38.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 41.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 6.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 47.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 54.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 24.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 78.00%
ACT score 24-29: 64.00%
ACT score 30-36: 30.00%
ACT score 24+: 94%
Students applied: 8,281
Students admitted: 3,836
Admission rate: 46%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 83%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 94%
Full-time enrolled men: 2,437
Full-time enrolled women: 1,703
Part-time enrolled men: 53
Part-time enrolled women: 29
Total enrollment: 4,222

COSTS

Tuition: $46,370
Room and board: $15,720
Est. book expense: $1,260
Fees: $1,630
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 93%
Average need-based aid: $30,600
Average non-need-based aid: $18,705
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
853
Average aid package: $35,525
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,761
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 42%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
35%
% receiving student loans: 56%