has been a great experience so far. I came as
a transfer student from SUNY Purchase, and this environment is
so much better. The resources are incredible and they actually
work. The new library is awesome and is so comfortable
to just hang out in. However, people feel free to
use their cellphones in the library whenever they want to,
which is very rude.
The kids here are very
bright but sometimes it doesn't show because many of them
lack a passion for what they are doing in school.
The other comments about the international students being wealthy is
very true. The occassional Prince or child of a foreign
diplomat is commonplace at Bentley. For some people, it's hard
to adjust to this school because people are very unapproachable
at first, but be patient and you'll find that these
kids can be the nicest you'll ever meet. The only
real negative thing I can think of is the fact
that they are violent drunks. Be careful when drinking at
The Career Services department is wonderful as well.
The administration really goes out of their way to try
and get companies into the school to talk to kids
about opportunities within their firm. Bentley has strong relations with
the Big 4 accounting firms, Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual and
Fidelity, to name a few.
As far as Financial aid
is concerned, I think it's done completely at random, so
don't ask me.
If you're wondering why Bentley doesn't
rank higher in many of the rankings like USNews and
Business Week, it's because of a few reasons. First, many
of the professors are actually professors. They are teachers first
and foremost, rather than researchers for their own projects.
Second, the school has been growing rapidly and has been
really getting noticed just in the last few years. Third,
some of the campus was under construction and made it
hard to see how nice it is. Lastly, the departments
other than Finance and Accounting need a little improvement. They're
good, but not as good.
The real negatives about this
school, from my perspective, are overshadowed by the positives. One
is the housing. Most of the buildings are old and
need to be renovated. Not only that, but the way
they give out housing is really bad. Plan to live
off campus here. Also, class picking is a big mess
as well. People usually get crummy schedules, unless you're in
the honors program. Everyone also takes practically the same classes,
so a diveristy among education is lacking at Bentley. Similar
to that, every class (freshmen, sophmore, etc..) goes along the
same track. A freshmen will probably never have a class
with an upperclassman, so it's hard to interact with the
other classes, academically, and since housing is based on seniority,
socially as well.
I would seriously consider Bentley as THE
business school to attend, but if you do, bring a
passion for what you wanna do, even if you're not
quite sure yet.