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Bentley Named One of Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

October 5, 2005

In the most recent U.S News & World Report rankings of America's Best Colleges 2006, Bentley is ranked among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country and a Top 10 Master's University in the Northeastern United States. The Information Systems and Accounting programs were also singled out among the top 20 nationally; Bentley's Accounting Program is tied with MIT's Sloan School of Management for #1 among New England schools.


The U.S. News overall "best college" ranking was determined by considering factors such as academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving rate.

The Princeton Review named Bentley among the "361 Best Colleges and Universities for 2006" and one of the "Best Northeastern Colleges." Bentley is also one of the colleges profiled in The Princeton Review's book, "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement," selected for its record of excellent service-learning programs and blending academics with community work.


The Princeton Review editors state that the selection of schools was based on "our high regard for their academic programs." Only 15 percent of the four-year undergraduate colleges in America were included; the rankings were based on Princeton Review's survey of 110,000 students attending the colleges.


Offering a full academic experience, the Bentley undergraduate business program combines a cutting-edge business curriculum with a full complement of courses in the arts and sciences.. The mission at Bentley is to prepare students to become leaders in the new world of business by infusing technology and the humanities into business education. Bentley students interact with faculty who are business practitioners and scholars in their fields and use state-of-the-art, high-tech learning labs to gain practical, applied business experience.


Bentley's Computer Information Systems program prepares students for the new and changing realities of doing business in an information-driven, technology-rich, global marketplace. Students acquire hands-on experience using the same high-tech tools companies use everyday, allowing them to understand the capabilities and implications of information technology while preparing them for the demands of today's corporate environment.


Bentley's Accounting program has a respected tradition of providing students with much more than the required skills necessary to enter accounting careers in both the public and private sector. Using an innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities, the program challenges students to learn how to integrate technology into current and developing accounting practices. For more information please visit


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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