Bentley University

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Bentley University

Bentley University

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location students adm. int’l. fresh grad GPA ACT SAT TOEFL
Waltham, MA 3,996 61% 13% 92% 84% 3.7 29 1270 95

Bentley University is a private institution that was founded in 1917. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 163 acres. Bentley is an internationally recognized business university, dedicated to preparing the next generation of global leaders for career and life success. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley integrates an advanced business curriculum with the arts and sciences, taught using the latest technology by a faculty that collaborates across disciplines.


Bentley’s curriculum, focusing on business, technology and the arts and sciences, provides students with options for shaping an academic program that fits their skills, interests and career goals. BS degree programs include accountancy, corporate finance and accounting, data analytics, finance, information design and corporate communication, managerial economics, and more. BA degree programs include English, global studies, health studies, history, liberal arts, media and culture, philosophy, public policy, and sustainability science. BA students gain business experience through the Business Studies major or minor. All students can choose from 36 minors such as entrepreneurial studies, data technology, law and sports management.

Special Highlights

Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center. BSLCE oversees an innovative student leadership model to drive our programs forward. Approximately 120 Program Managers oversee more than 1,000 students that BSLCE sends into the Greater Waltham community each year. These students develop, implement and evaluate projects and programs for weekly service. Working closely with Bentley staff and our community partners, Program Managers develop sustainable partnerships that enhance student learning and contribute to positive change in the community.

Bentley Fashion Consultants. Bentley Fashion Consultants (BFC) is a new type of organization on campus, bringing together the worlds of fashion and business through varied events and publications. For some, it’s a hobby, but for others, it’s a passion. Either way you go, we encourage anyone interested in the fashion industry to use the resources we bring to students, including networking and informational events and publications, fashion-related activities and shows, and multiple charitable endeavors.

School Mission & Unique Qualities

Princeton Review ranked Bentley No. 1 in the nation for internships. Bentley’s Career Services center, which works with students beginning freshman year to help them secure internships and full-time positions, is also ranked No. 1 by Princeton Review. The ranking is based on student surveys that show Bentley students feel exceptionally supported by a career services team they say “does a great job in placing [students] in internships as well as full-time jobs.” Students also describe Bentley as an institution that, “is all about knowing what the business world wants” and “sets out to create the best for its students” as they step into the professional world.

Student Reviews…

“Overall I could not be happier with my choice. The opportunities are great here. If you take advantage of all the clubs, talks, and activities you will learn a lot. The food is not amazing but you can use discretionary funds. The campus is very nice. Dorms are good.”