About Bentley University
On Campus Housing
Bentley University was founded in 1917 by Harry C. Bentley and is now a co-ed, private, not-for-profit institution that has its setting in the suburbs of Massachusetts, with a campus in over 163 acres. The university's academic calendar is semester-based with a traditional structure. The university has always maintained a strong position in many major rankings and lists but encourages the students to not keep their faith in the rankings alone.
The board of trustees for the institution has a huge number of members and the university is also regionally accredited and is recognized by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for offering both online and on-campus programs.
The Student-Faculty Ratio here is 12:1.
Total Population in the university is 5,506, average student population here includes a full-time population of 4,890 and part-time students of 616.
The institute has a graduation rate of 89%. The university provides all the support to their students to earn their degree and guide them to reach their goal. BU hs very good record of outgoing students who are successful and few are also working in reputed companies across the globe.
The institute also has a very less number of dropouts and a very high number of graduates in recent years. But it also takes 6 years for some students to graduate.
Online Education at Bentley University
Bentley University provides distance learning programs that the students could opt for when taking classes inside the campus seem too impractical due to their busy schedule.
These classes can be accessed by the university's learning management system.
A student can also choose to take up hybrid courses to which it requires students to maintain their physical presence.
Some of the ranking given by US News is as follows
Bentley is ranked 3rd in Regional Universities-North.
It is ranked 4th in Best Undergraduate Teaching.
Ranked 7th in Best Value Schools.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$82,420 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The Financial Aid department of the university is committed to providing necessary financial assistance to all their students in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships to help them make their education affordable.
Federal aid plans provided by BU includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and Federal Work Study.
State aid includes Mass Grant.
Bentley scholarships include Bentley Grant, Falcon Grant, First Year Academic Scholarships, Women's Leadership Award, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Transfer Academic Scholarship, and Institutional employment.
Military aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.