Yeah, certainly! While portfolios are not by any means a required aspect of our application, we do welcome any opportunity we can to get to know you better. If you think your art/acting/dancing etc. is something that will give us better insight into what you’re passionate about, then submit away.
Good luck with the application!
We no longer have paper applications! All our applications are now handled online via the Common App. Yay trees!
A quick, totally un-scientific primer: Bard, Hampshire, Sarah Lawrence, Vassar, Skidmore, Clark, Reed, Eugene Lang, Oberlin, and NYU seem to be pretty common places for other applicants to apply to - often, when I’m touring prospective students, those are schools they mention visiting and/or considering applying to. There’s definitely a specific slice of liberal arts schools that people seem to gravitate towards, but then, I think it’s pretty typical for applicants to also be considering state schools from their region and often a few larger universities as well.
Personally, I transferred to Bennington, and this was the only school I applied to as a transfer. Out of high school I applied to a lot of New York-area schools like NYU, Iona, Hofstra, Syracuse, and Ithaca (as well as Wesleyan). I never really knew that schools like Bennington existed.
Kevin says that aside from Bennington, he applied to places like UVM, Missouri, University of Maryland, St. Mary’s, Marist, Quinnipiac, and UMass-Amherst. He mentioned a few others, but he applied to like 12, and my attention span is not that great, and I’m only human.
Liam only applied to Bennington. Now there’s a man who knows what he wants.
Anyway, I hope this was helpful!