Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont, USA. As a smaller college Bennington boasts a student to faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 13 students. 94% of students live on campus in 21 student houses. Each dorm hosts a weekly "Coffee Hour" on Sunday evenings where students discuss campus and house issues together.
Bennington holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. It was the first to include the visual and performing arts in a liberal arts education. Rooted in an abiding faith in the talent, imagination, and responsibility of the individual, Bennington invites students to pursue and shape their own intellectual inquiries, and in doing so to discover the interconnection of things.
Famous alumni include many well-known actors and writers such as Oscar winner Alan Arkin, Game of Throne’s star Peter Dinklage, and author of American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis.
Location: Bennington, Vermont
City Population: 15,764
University Population: 755 students
Climate: Bennington experiences a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm to hot, humid summers.
Nearest Airport: Albany International Airport
University website: http://www.bennington.edu/
Why choose Bennington?
- Annual events include ‘24 hour play’ -plays are written and performed in the span of one day
- Unique philosophy to place students at the helm of their own education
- Literary legacy includes Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. poet laureates, Man Booker Prize winners and New York Times bestsellers