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Facts About Bentley

Campus and Location

  • Set on 163 acres in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Minutes west of Boston
  • Free daily shuttle from campus to Harvard Square in Cambridge


  • Undergraduate students: 4,168 full time; 140 part time
  • Average undergraduate class size: 26
  • Approximately 81 percent of full-time undergraduates live on campus
  • Graduate students: 1,401
  • Average graduate class size: 21
  • PhD students: 43
  • International students represent 13 percent of the undergraduate student population, 24 percent of the graduate students including PhD candidates


  • More than 276 full- and 184 part-time faculty members, who teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • 82 percent hold doctoral degrees
  • Professors are accessible, committed to excellent teaching and advising as well as to pursuing research and scholarship in their field
  • Many have significant experience in the business world
  • Faculty-student ratio is 1 to 14


  • As a business university, Bentley distinctively "fuses" business and the arts & sciences and provides international leadership in business education and research.
  • Bentley is a leader in promoting ethical and socially responsible enterprise and the critical role of information and communication technology in achieving sustainable high performance.
  • Bachelor of science degrees in 11 business fields; bachelor of arts degrees in five arts and sciences disciplines
  • The graduate school emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice and offers PhD programs in Business and Accountancy, an MBA with 7 areas of concentration, an integrated MS+MBA, seven Master of Science degrees, and custom executive education programs.

Tuition and Fees for 2014-2015

  • Undergraduate: Tuition is $42,511, including all mandatory fees.  Room and board costs vary depending on type of housing and meal plan.
  • Graduate: Tuition for each three-credit MBA and Master of Science course is $3,915.


  • Based on a survey completed six months after graduation, more than 95 percent of responding Bentley students find professional employment or enroll in graduate school
  • Recruiting programs bring more than 1,200 job opportunities to students each year
  • Almost 90 percent of students take on at least one professional internship while at Bentley; more than 60% complete more than one
  • Workshops, individualized advising, and resource materials help students fine-tune career goals
  • Many of Bentley's 44,500 alumni serve as contacts and resources for students through panel discussions, informational interviews and a mentor program