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Bentley University is Ranked #4 Among the Top Regional Universities-North by U.S. News & World Report


Bentley University is Ranked #4 Among the Top Regional Universities-North by U.S. News & World Report



In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2011, Bentley University is ranked #4 among “Best Regional Universities - North.”  Bentley is also ranked among the Top “Best Business Programs” in the country at #57.

In the business specialties category, Bentley’s Management Information Systems ranked #17 nationally and #2 in New England. U.S. News & World Report assigns rank to the top 20 schools out of 362 in this specialty category.

Among the top Regional Universities-North, Bentley was also ranked:

• #3 Highest Graduation Rate 
     o The average proportion of a graduating class who earned a degree in six years or less

• #3 Average Freshmen Retention Rate
     o The average proportion of freshmen who entered the school in the fall of 2005 through fall 2008 and returned the following fall

Bentley’s graduation and retention rates have increased over the past decade, highlighting that the university is offering the classes and services students need to succeed.

• # 4 “Great Schools, Great Prices”
     o The formula is based on the relationship of the school’s academic quality to the net cost of attendance and the amount of financial aid they dispense, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships

• #8  Most International Students

Each year, U.S. News surveys more than 1,400 colleges and universities and ranks them according to their methodology.  The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including the results of peer assessment surveys completed by top academics (25%), graduation and retention rates (25%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (15%), financial resources (10%) and alumni giving (5%).  The peer assessment is completed by top academics such as presidents, provosts, and deans of admissions.

Highlights of the rankings are published in the magazine’s September 2010 issue and available online at The complete rankings are published in the 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook and available online in the paid Premium Online Edition.

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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