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Rank: 85

Bentley University

Waltham, MAwww.bentley.edu
Bentley, a 30-minute drive from Boston, has been rising up the ranks of the nation's business colleges. Its curriculum places special emphasis on technology as well. The school has its own trading room, complete with dual-screen monitors and Bloomberg terminals, to train the 4,200 undergrads and 1,000 graduate students in trading, portfolio construction, corporate finance, and risk management. The school's career services office excels at placing students in practical internships and publishes the major-specific career outcomes of its graduates for current students to consider while in school. Bentley students graduate at a brisk clip of almost 90%, which is 14% above the rate at comparable schools. Plus, the business coursework and hands-on experience appear to translate into high salaries; recent grads report earning an average of $62,000, nearly 19% higher than the average salary of their counterparts at similar institutions. In their off-hours, Bentley students can indulge in the nightlife and culture of nearby Boston. But one of the most popular events on campus each term is "Greedy Bingo," in which students can win thousands of dollars worth of prizes.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$67,800
% of students who get any grants
62%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$38,200
Average price for low-income students
$20,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
46%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1180/28
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
4,352
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
93%
% of students who get merit* grants
21%
Average merit grant
$18,705
student success
Graduation rate
89%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$26,500
Average salary within 3 years
$62,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
61%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 7

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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