Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1230
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $39,600
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    4,056
  • University Selectivity
    44%
  • University Yield
    30%
  • Average Salary
    $49,185
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1917
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
175 Forest Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452, United States
Website
405x225

Bentley University

BENTLEY is an internationally recognized business university, dedicated to preparing the next generation of smart, nimble and compassionate leaders. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, a Bentley education combines an advanced business curriculum with the best of the arts and sciences, taught using the latest technology by a faculty that collaborates across disciplines. Bentley students are highly sought after by today’s leading organizations because of their professionalism, exposure to state-of-the-art research tools, and diverse, real-world experience.

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Bentley has an awesome business curriculum because of the professors, students, community and location. The professors here are business leaders in their respective fields that bring amazing real-world experience to the table and really strive to connect with us and push us to our limits. My fellow classmates are one of my favorite aspects about Bentley. They are extremely hardworking, intelligent and have an infectious energy that we all feed off of each other. The community here is very different from other schools; there is a strong sense of community and it is a lot more collaborative than other school. There is a heavy emphasis on group projects, even non-business classes have group projects. The location provides the best of both worlds, a strong community with a lovely campus just a few minutes away from Boston, which provides a lot of exciting opportunities such as conferences, networking, events, museums, etc.

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About Bentley University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
44% Bentley University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
7493% 7,493
44% 44
30% 30
44% School Selectivity
30% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT with writing component
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6902% 6,902
45% 45
30% 30
45% Program Selectivity
30% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 91
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 33%
Top Industry
  • Other 9%
  • Consulting 9%
  • Media/Entertainment 8%
Ernst & Young 20
Top Employer
  • Liberty Mutual 20
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 19
  • Deloitte 13
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
63% 63
59% 59.252482758620694
63% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
19% 19
17% 16.796475409836066
19% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
15% 15
9% 9.484761904761905
15% Accept Offers
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
88% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$55,676.00
17K 73K
Finance/Accounting
45% 45
$51,516.00
5K 100K
General Management
2% 2
$52,033.00
32K 90K
Human Resources
2% 2
$46,317.00
38K 55K
Management Information Systems
7% 7
$57,800.00
40K 121K
Marketing/Sales
17% 17
$41,242.00
5K 65K
Operations/Production
5% 5
$46,160.00
30K 80K
Other
15% 15
$45,169.00
4K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
12% 12
$52,508.00
5K 74K
Consumer Products/Retail
7% 7
$44,782.00
5K 80K
Consulting
9% 9
$52,802.00
17K 73K
Financial Services
33% 33
$51,573.00
12K 110K
Government/Education
2% 2
$38,012.00
4K 55K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
5% 5
$47,217.00
28K 121K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$53,929.00
36K 75K
Media/Entertainment
8% 8
$40,018.00
25K 60K
Real Estate
2% 2
$51,950.00
35K 100K
Technology/Science
12% 12
$49,902.00
20K 90K
Other
9% 9
$44,136.00
8K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
95% 95
$51,734.00
4K 121K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$43,000.00
40K 47K
U.S. South
1% 1
$45,000.00
40K 50K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
$55,000.00
50K 60K
U.S. West
1% 1
$48,833.00
45K 54K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Ernst & Young 20
  • Liberty Mutual 20
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 19
  • Deloitte 15
  • McGladrey 12
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 84
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 235
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,052
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The HIRE Education Program is a customized four-year career development plan that helps students to develop job-search skills and contacts at every stage of their career. HIRE Education has four key stages: Explore, Experiment, Experience, and Excel. Each one ties directly to a year in school. The goal is for students to acquire lifelong professional development skills.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$55,755
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,600
  • Fees $1,510
  • Expenses $14,645
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$55,755
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,600
  • Fees $1,510
  • Expenses $14,645
60% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 75%
  • Merit 25%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.bentley.edu/offices/financial-assistance
Scholarships
$53,683,248
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$56,480,349
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Bentley University
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
35% 32
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Bentley University 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
21% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
79% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
100 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Forward Fashion & Omni Retail
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Effective Business Presentations
  • Effective Selling
  • Theory & Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BS
  • BS-MS
  • BS-MBA
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
219% 219
61% 61
Prominent Faculty
  • M. Lynne Markus

    Information and Process Management

  • Jean C. Bedard

    Accounting

  • Robert D. Galliers

    Information and Process Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Positions vary based on departmental needs. Students may perform clerical duties, technical support, data entry, customer service, event planning, research for faculty members, etc.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Bentley’s diverse range of partnerships and affiliate programs allow students the opportunity to spend a year, semester or summer abroad while taking Bentley-approved classes. Special features of certain programs, such as service learning, internships and living in a homestay further immerse participants in their host culture. Intensive faculty-led short term programs offer undergraduate and graduate students the chance to study alongside a Bentley professor in a wide range of destinations.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    In addition to volunteer opportunities organized by service clubs (like Circle K), religious groups, and Greek organizations, Bentley offers a wide array of community-based activities linked to the academic curriculum. Such activities require students to use technical/course-based skills and complete learning objectives as well as provide community assistance.

Students

1310 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
72% 72
Asian American
10% 10
Hispanic
10% 10
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
4%
2%
87%
1%
3%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
88% 88
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
12% 12
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
94% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
81% 81
87% 87

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 42,320
Alumni Donations
$681 Average Gift $380,000 Largest Gift

Anonymous

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Mackenzy Bernadeau ’08

    Guard, Dallas Cowboys

  • Joaquin Bacardi '89

    President and CEO Bacardi Corporation

  • Richard Caturano ‘74

    National Leader of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion at McGladrey & former Chairman of the AICPA