Admissions and Aid at Bennington College

Admissions and Financial Aid

The Admissions Office will be closed to visitors until further notice. See below. 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and concerns about the safety of the Bennington community and general public, Bennington College has made the decision to limit the risks of exposure by implementing a number of precautionary measures that limit campus visitors and travel for staff and faculty. We have made this decision with the top priority of the health and wellbeing of our campus community. Learn more about Bennington’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Admissions Office will be closed to visitors until further notice. The public health situation is evolving quickly, and Bennington will closely monitor the situation and will provide updates to campus visit options via email and on our website. We sincerely regret not having our regular visit options available. At Bennington, we place a tremendous value in the close-knit collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate your understanding of our commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our community.

We are contacting students who have confirmed campus visits and offering virtual meetings with admissions counselors. In the coming weeks, we will provide more updates on virtual programming options, including BenningtonWorks, our visit day for admitted students.

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Your Application, Your Bennington

We welcome applications for our undergraduate and graduate programs from students around the world, building on our commitment to diversity in all senses of the word, a competitive financial aid program, and a tradition of innovative approaches to education.

Financing Your Education

With an average financial aid package of more than half the tuition price, we are committed to putting a Bennington education within reach. When you apply for financial aid, we will work closely with you and your family to explore and explain ways to meet your individual needs.

Answers Straight from the Source

Questions along the way? Feel free to contact our Admissions counselors!

Want to talk directly to current students? Email an intern or post a question on our Tumblr feed. Browsing through other students' questions is a great way to learn more about all aspects of life on campus. 

Students hail from 30 states and 24 countries

21% are domestic students of color

19% have international citizenship