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Bentley University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Waltham, MA

Bentley University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,155

Average annual cost of attendance: $34,207

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,000

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Bentley University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $20,208

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $20,423

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $27,805

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $30,377

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $41,424


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Bentley University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Bentley University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 89%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 94%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $86,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 92%

Bentley University Admissions

Bentley University Acceptance Rate: 46%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 550 to 670

SAT Critical Reading: 510 to 620

SAT Writing: 550 to 650

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Bentley University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Bentley University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 13%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 46%

Typical student debt: $26,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $276

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Majors at Bentley University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Bentley University:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 93%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 4%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Bentley University, visit their website.

Bentley University Diversity


Overall Composition at Bentley University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Bentley University full time:  98%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Bentley University part time:  2%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Bentley University:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 8%

Black: 3%

Hispanic: 8%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 14%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 4%

White: 62%

Bentley University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.3

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 26.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.