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Bentley UniversityWaltham, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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#1 in Federal Region I Universities
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,500Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$57,261
cheaper$43,440Graduate Tuitionexpensive$53,760
Less$29,748Average Financial Aid AmountMore$49,954
Lower1,327 SAT
30 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,530 SAT
35 ACT
Easier60.94%Acceptance RateTighter4.01%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller5,158Total EnrollmentLarger31,345
Smaller3,996Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,579
Smaller1,162Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,766
Smaller152Online Student PopulationLarger10,495
Completion & Outcomes
Lower88%Graduate RateHigher97%
8%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower91%Retention RateHigher96%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,350)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,874)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,130)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,236)
More Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty7 to 1
423Number of faculties2,455
Lower$136,013Average Faculty SalaryHigher$193,382
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.