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Bennington College

Men
Women
# Applicants
364
766
# Admitted
209
524
% Admitted
57.4%
68.4%
% Overall
64.9%

Students who got into Bennington:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (8), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (5)
Submitted creative work--music recordings, creative writing samples, poems, etcOct 04 2013English
Submitted creative work--music recordings, creative writing samples, poems, etc. Took AP classes throughout high school. Earned a 3.8 GPA at the end of senior year.
Female
I wrote two Essays -one for commonapp and oneNov 23 2010Political Science
I wrote two Essays -one for commonapp and one for the Bennington supplement-, talked to them a lot and set up an interview. The school is small enough that they will remember you if you show a lot of interest. The essays are really important, so put as much effort as possible into them. Academics are important but they don't care much about one or two bad grades. They are interested in your personality and interests and want to see what you would add to the community.
Female
If you want to go to Bennington, then TALKMay 21 2009Perfomance Arts
If you want to go to Bennington, then TALK to us! All you have to do is tell people here about you, and try to really get involved in what this school is about. If it's something that really works for you, if you're really excited, interesting, engaged, we'll be interested in you, too. That seems to be the defining factor. Academics are certainly taken into account, but not as much as whether this seems like a place where you could really expand into yourself.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1330 Female
My GPAApr 22 2009Art & Design Department
My GPA was fairly low since I didn't do any work in High School but I wanted to go there. So I think motivation to be on campus is pretty important but it seems to be getting tougher to get in.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1890 Female
Admissions is getting harderJan 14 2007Education
Admissions is getting harder. Make sure you keep your GPA up and have at least one extracurricular in which you have achieved a leadership position. I work in the admissions office, I know of what I speak!
SAT: 1310 Female
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