A Unique Approach to Education A Unique Approach to Education

Why choose Bennington?

  1. They host annual events such as the ‘24 hour play’ - plays are written and performed in the span of one day.
  2. Bennington has a unique philosophy where they place students at the helm of their own education.
  3. Literary legacy includes Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. poet laureates, Man Booker Prize winners and New York Times bestsellers.


Quick Facts:

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/


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 aviding faith in the talent, imagination and responsibility of the individual, Bennington invites students to pursue and shape their own intellectual inquiries.

Famous alumni include many well-known actors and writers such as Oscar winner Alan Arkin, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and author of American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis.