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Bentley University Ranks #3 Among the Top Regional Universities-North by U.S. News & World Report


Bentley University Ranks #3 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 2017, Bentley University is ranked #3 among “Best Regional Universities - North.”  Bentley is also ranked #48 among the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” in the country. This ranking is based on results from peer assessment surveys.

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

  • #1 Highest Freshman Retention Rate

The average proportion of freshmen who entered the school in the fall of 2010 through fall 2013 and returned the following fall

  • #1 Highest 6 Year Graduation Rate

The highest average proportion of a graduating class that earned a degree in six years or less, based on students who started in fall 2008

In the U.S. News Guidebook

Bentley is also singled out in the guidebook for its innovative “Hire Education” curriculum, a program of workshops, coaching and career explorations offered by Bentley’s Office of Career Services that leads students to an internship and ideally, a job. 

Alison Abrams, a 2016 Bentley math graduate, took advantage of CDI 101, the first step of the “Hire Education” program that teaches students how to identify personal strengths and present themselves in a cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and elevator pitch.

“I loved CDI 101,” says Abrams in the 2017 Guidebook. “I didn’t know how beneficial it was until I delved into my internship.”

Abrams was offered a job after the summer of her junior year at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

About the Rankings

This year’s U.S. News rankings include data on almost 1,800 colleges and universities, ranked according to U.S. News’ own methodology. The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including the results of peer assessment surveys completed by academic leaders and administrators (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%).

Highlights of the rankings are available online at The complete rankings are published in the 2017 America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

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 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. 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.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

Princeton Review has ranked Bentley University the No. 1 college for internship opportunities in the United States as part of their 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”