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Kaplan/Newsweek names Bentley College among the 12 "Hot" Schools for 2004

August 27, 2003

WALTHAM, MA- Newsweek magazine (Sept. 1, 2003) and the 2004 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get Into College" guide, released August 25, 2003, names Bentley College among the 12 "Hot Schools" for 2004. From among these "rising stars" in higher education, Kaplan/Newsweek Editor Seppy Basili, speaking on CNBC Business Center (Aug. 25, 2003) cited Bentley as number two on the hottest schools list, pointing to Bentley's distinctiveness as a business school.

Based on admission trends and interviews with teachers and students, Kaplan/Newsweek said the list is designed to give families insights into appealing alternatives to the old standbys. Their Hot Schools, also include Grinnell College, Carnegie Mellon, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Louisiana State University, and Carleton, Evergreen State, Occidental, St. John's, Goucher and Rhodes colleges. The college guide article, which is excerpted in the magazine, can be read online at: Newsweek story (416k PDF).

"Bentley is a business school that does for the world of business what the leading technological universities do for science and engineering. We infuse technology and the humanities into business education and research in ways that schools of business can't do and schools of arts and science won't do," said Bentley College President Joseph G. Morone.

Recognition by Newsweek follows a growing number of awards and citations from EDUCAUSE, US News & World Report, Princeton Review, Nasdaq, Computerworld and others citing Bentley's distinctive strengths at the intersection of business, IT, and the arts and sciences, and its commitment to ethics and social responsibility in business. Bentley faculty are frequently quoted by national and international news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Washington Post and on CNBC, CNN, ABCNews, National Public Radio, to name a few.

Newsweek/Kaplan cited Bentley as "most career focused" among the twelve hottest colleges, and referred to a "spike" in applications. Despite the weak economy, 71% of Bentley's most recent senior class was placed by the time of graduation with job offers or plans to enter the military, volunteer positions or graduate school. Applications for the September 2003 freshman class grew 8%, with a 25 point jump in average SAT.

Enrolling approximately 3,800 full-time undergraduate, 490 adult part-time undergraduate, and 1,300 graduate students, Bentley College is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 10 miles west of Boston, and on the web at

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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