From left to right: Eric Mosher, Anushka, Clair, Brandon, Allison, Alan
But seriously here is a picture from a shift last term!
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.
Yes. There are health services offered at Bennington. The health services office is staffed with a physician, registered nurses, a registered dietitian and a nurse midwife. They can fill certain prescriptions, but not all. There are many pharmacies in town.
We also have a psychological services office. Psychological services offers counseling as well as consultations with a psychiatrist (if you need to coordinate medication). I think there are 4 or 5 therapists working in the psychological services office.
Long story short, you won’t have any trouble continuing your treatment at Bennington.
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about Pre-Orientation so I wanted to give everyone a little information.
For Pre-O, groups of 8-12 incoming freshmen go on different outdoor adventures (we offer backpacking, biking and canoeing). Pre-O is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to get to know their new peers and potential friends. The bonus is that you get to explore the beautiful state of Vermont. This year we have about 70 students singed up to go on Pre-Orientation trips.
Here are all the details for arrival:
Manchester is about 25 miles away from Bennington. It takes about 35 min to get there. I love going to the the Northshire Bookstore.
We’re happy you’re happy.
Hey, awesome! The pleasure was all ours.
Side note: wouldn’t it be cool if you could review your tour guide so other people could see who the best ones are? Kind of like Yelp or Ebay vendors. I’m saying this because now, I think, for the first time on the internet, everyone can see proof of how awesome Kevin and I are, and I think that should be a more regular occurrence.
Anyway, thank you so much and we’re glad you enjoyed it!
-Evan ‘13 (and Kevin, I guess)
Bennington is an SAT optional school. Only about 35% of applicants submit their SAT scores. There is no penalty for not submitting SAT scores.
In general, no part of an application is looked at in isolation. If you chose to submit them, they are important for what they contribute to your personal story.
You’re wise to be wary of the cost of a college education. Bennington is certainly up there in terms of tuition and R&B fees. Here are the stats:
My impression is that Bennington is an expensive school, but has excellent financial aid. College board puts our average first year aid package at $33,664. Average debt after graduation is actually lower than the national average (private college average $27,650, ours is $23,000).
When you apply to Bennington you are automatically considered for need and merit based aid. In my personal experience, Bennington was the cheapest school I got into after aid. So the moral of the story is to not be scared off by the sticker price. Apply and see what happens.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.