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Bentley University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Waltham, MA. Bentley University has a total enrollment of 5,552 with a graduation rate of 89% and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Bentley University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Bentley University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$33,133
Avg. price for students living on campus$63,350
Avg. price for students living off campus$63,350


Total applicants8,346
Total admissions3,532
Admission rate42%
Application fee$50
Average staff salary$115,587

25th percentile score

SAT math600
SAT reading540
SAT writing550
ACT composite26

75th percentile score

SAT math690
SAT reading640
SAT writing650
ACT composite30

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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