Bentley Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Bentley? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,532 out of 8,346 applicants or 42% were admitted making Bentley a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,201 5,145 8,346
Accepted 1,474 2,058 3,532
Acceptance Rate 46% 40% 42%
Enrolled 358 557 915
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Bentley University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1305 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1210 1400
SAT Reading 600 690
SAT Math 620 720
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >55%
1305 to 1400 Avg + 42%-55%
1210 to 1305 Avg - 30%-42%
1115 to 1210 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1115 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Bentley University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 7, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bentley University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164739 IPEDS survey data for Bentley University.

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