Bennington College

Bennington Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Bennington students.

Bennington Student Population

How Many Students Attend Bennington College?

Bennington total enrollment is approximately 826 students.

686 are undergraduates and 97 are graduate students.

Bennington Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Bennington undergraduate population is made up of 67% women, and 33% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Bennington Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 401
International 141
Hispanic 68
Multi-Ethnic 26
Unknown 23
Black or African American 17
Asian 8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Bennington Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 74% of full-time grad students are women, and 26% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Bennington Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 71
Unknown 12
Hispanic 5
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
International 1
Multi-Ethnic 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Bennington achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #483 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  483 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  86.28 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Bennington Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Bennington is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Bennington is ranked 2,375 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2375 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  37.34 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Bennington Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 493
International 142
Hispanic 80
Unknown 41
Multi-Ethnic 28
Black or African American 27
Asian 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Bennington College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 310
Asian 12
Black or African American 7
Multi-Ethnic 4
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Bennington ranks 2,297 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2297 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  39.40 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 548 female students and 278 male students at Bennington.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Bennington is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  89.83 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 195 female teachers and 159 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
93.92% Out of State
16.06% Out of the Country

Bennington ranks 140 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

93.92% of Bennington students come from out of state, and 16.06% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  93 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 44
New York 40
Massachusetts 12
Texas 11
Vermont 9

International Students at Bennington

Students from 69 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Learn more about international students at Bennington.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
75.21% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  66.58 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Bennington, 75.21% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 328
18-19 312
22-24 79
35 and over 63
25-29 18
30-34 13
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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