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Rank: 88

Bentley University

Waltham, MAwww.bentley.edu
Bentley University has been rising up the ranks of the nation's business colleges. Its curriculum places special emphasis on technology as well. The school has its own trading room, complete with dual-screen monitors and Bloomberg terminals, to train the 4,200 undergrads and 1,000 graduate students in trading, portfolio construction, corporate finance, and risk management. The school's career services office excels at placing students in practical internships and publishes the major-specific career outcomes of its graduates for current students to consider while in school. The business coursework and hands-on experience often result in higher-paying jobs for graduates. Bentley's six-year graduation rate is 91%, and grads report early-career salaries of $64,600, according to PayScale. In their off-hours, Bentley students can indulge in the nightlife and culture of nearby Boston, only a 30-minute drive away. One of the most popular events on campus each term is "Super Bingo," (once named "Greedy Bingo") in which students can win prizes, like tickets to an Ariana Grande concert, AirPods, or a new iPhone. Students also have the opportunity to see big-name artists perform during the annual Spring Day event, which has featured Khalid, Tyga, and T-Pain in the past.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$69,100
% of students who get any grants
65%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$39,100
Average price for low-income students
$19,160
admissions
Acceptance rate
44%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1300/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
4,203
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
93%
% of students who get merit* grants
22%
Average merit grant
$19,746
student success
Graduation rate
91%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$26,000
Average salary within 3 years
$64,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
61%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 7

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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