Campus & Student Life at Bentley University

Home to about 4,061 undergraduates in 2020, Bentley is a private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Bentley offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bentley can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bentley Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bentley Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 9.0% of the student population at Bentley. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bentley Disability Services.

Bentley for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bentley does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bentley Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bentley for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bentley University

Bentley offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bentley University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bentley University

There were 4,061 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,008 (98.7%). Part-time attendance was 53 (1.3%).


Bentley University is Ranked #492 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bentley receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Bentley #492 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bentley University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bentley by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bentley Diversity Guide.

Bentley University Competes in the NCAA

Bentley has a total of 534 student athletes, 339 men and 195 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$7,594,688
Total Expenses (all teams)$7,560,867

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bentley University Athletics

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