|Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Academic Success than the average student.|
Academic Success F
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Self Absorbed
Campus Aesthetics/Beauty A
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||B+ ||Faculty Accessibility||B |
|Useful Schoolwork||B ||Excess Competition||B |
|Academic Success||F ||Creativity/Innovation||A- |
|Individual Value||B ||University Resource Use||C- |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A ||Friendliness||B- |
|Campus Maintenance||C+ ||Social Life||C |
|Surrounding City||D+ ||Extra Curriculars||D- |
any other college it's about what you put into it.
If you want to have an fulfilling academic education you
can do it here. The big problems with the academics
though would be the limit of teachers in each discipline.
If your interested in the dance program don't be. It's
a bunch of people running around to crappy music telling
people it's modern. If you want a real dance education
go to Purchase, Julliard etc. Most people doing visual arts
are super pretentious and personally I feel if you
want to study visual arts you may as well go
to an arts school and get a really solid education.
Bennington academics are geared more towards liberal arts and humanity
The social scene is on campus. You
can find something to do almost any night that's if
you want to party. Otherwise it's mostly about hanging around
with your group of friends. The campus has lots of
things going on bands, concerts etc. It gets pretty isolating
though since your pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
People go down to the city a lot. I had
a car and I still felt trapped. The students are
off beat to say the least.
Dealing with the
administration is impossible. There are nice and caring individuals within
it though but everything is tied in red tape so
it's hard for anything to get done. They deal poorly
with mental issues and sexual harassment. The school being so
small makes most personal situations a lot worse then necessary.
I didn't hate my experience it was simply to
intense. If I hadn't had so many personal issues to
deal with I might still be there. But I am
happy I left cause I've realized that their are plenty
of off beat and interesting colleges, most of them a
lot less $. If your not positive you want to
go to Bennington don't go and I highly suggest having
your classes graded if you do go. It is nearly
impossible to transfer credit which is a big waist of
money. It's a hit or miss college.
|Hi, I'm a prospective transfer student to Bennington (just looking into it as a possibility). I would really like a school that is more interdisciplinary, creative and student directed but being from LA I do know and hate the snooty private school crowd and the crazy prices of these schools. What schools do you know of that have a similar philosophy to Bennington but are cheaper like you said in the review?? I would REALLY appreciate your insight, i'm so stressed about the whole college research thing!|
|I'm in the same situation as you and I even live in the same area haha. The colleges I'm applying to are all quite pricey like Bennington is, but I would say don't worry about it. Check out Hampshire and Sarah Lawrence, they are very similar in philosophy to Bennington. Don't worry about the price because all of these schools are well known for giving very generous financial aid (Sarah Lawrence sometimes pays more than half of tuition AKA my number one choice).|