Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Bentley University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationwww.bentley.edu/undergraduate
Online Applicationwww.bentley.edu/undergraduate
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 46.72% and the yield is 22.41%. 5,628 men and 3,389 women applied to Bentley University and 2,382 men and 1,831 women students were accepted. Among them, 550 men and 394 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants9,0175,6283,389
Admitted4,2132,3821,831
Enrolled944550394
Acceptance Rate 46.72%42.32%54.03%
Yield 22.41%23.09%21.52%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 807 students (85% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 226 students (24%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 680 and the 25th percentile is 600. The SAT Math score is 730 (75th) and 630 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 31 (75th percentile) and 27 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
SAT Math630730
ACT Composite2731
ACT Math2631
ACT English2533
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bentley University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,115, ACT: 65 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Bentley University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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