Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
80

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
49

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
64

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
77

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Bennington is committed to putting education within the reach of students with financial need. The financial aid application is actually a conversation and we are here to help you get the education you deserve. In 2019-20, over 92% of Bennington students receive some form of financial aid, and these packages average $33,000 annually per student.

*All data pertains to the domestic student body as of Fall 2019 unless otherwise noted.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

No


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.