Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Bentley University is a private institution established in 1917 with suburban setting located at Waltham. It is ranked 2 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#2 Regional Universities North
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1917
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
4,272 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Business / Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $49,880
Outstate Tuition Fee $49,880
Room and Board Fees $16,320
$80,600 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


46% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.66 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is native language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,924 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$31,621 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $68,710
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
93% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application January 7
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000 to $30,000
Eligibility first year students
Minimum Criteria based on academic achievement
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Women's Leadership Award and Program
Total Worth $10,000 per year
Details This award recognizes women who have demonstrated strong leadership potential while in high school. Recipients will participate in a four-year leadership program that empowers young women with the essential skills, real-world experiences, and confidence needed to advance into leadership roles. CWB Leaders receive $10,000 per year.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000
Details Bentley PTK Transfer Scholarships are available for community college transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Ten $5,000 scholarships are awarded each year to the most qualified applicants. To be considered, applicants must submit their application no later than the application deadline for fall or spring. These scholarships may be awarded in addition to the academic scholarships mentioned above. PTK scholarships are renewable for a total of six semesters as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA and attend full time.


4,272 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
92% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
91% Students graduate within 6 years