Bentley University

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Want a college that focuses on business, where you can explore the wide array of career possibilities within the business world, is small enough that you can have plenty of interaction with your professors and is located right next door to one of the best cities in the world? Bentley may be just your ticket.

• 4,264 undergrads
• No Teaching Assistants at Bentley
• Never in a class with more than 40 students
• 12:1 student to faculty ratio
• Every student gets a laptop coming in and you trade it in at the end when you graduate and get a new one
• Great study abroad opportunities
• 2/3 of students get at least 2 internships
• 6 week course from career services working on your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and a company comes in to do a mock interview
• Very big on group projects
• June 1 – Campus will be smoke free
• Bloomberg certified
• Classes are twice per week, 1 hour 20 minutes each unless you take the “bomb” classes, which are once per week for 2 hours 40 minutes
• Facilities are current and pristine
• Strongest majors: Accounting, marketing, finance and management
• Blended majors: Corporate finance and accounting, Economics Finance and others
• Have to do a business core but can also major in the liberal arts
• Can interview but not evaluative
• Get accepted in general to university; do not have to apply to a specific major
• 95% retention rate
• Type of students that thrive: Hard workers, go-getters, take advantage of programs, those that get involved
• Do consider demonstrated Interest in admissions process
• Predominantly draw from Northeast and Mid Atlantic
• 15% international student population
• Cross over schools – Babson, BU, Northeastern, BC, Bryant, Fordham
• 3 levels of scholarship opportunities – 1/2, 1/3 or full tuition – Academic based
• Average ACT 28, SAT 600’s
• Greek Life – 11% participation, doesn’t drive the social scene

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