Wherever you go, you bring you with you. You are the constant.
The highest possible scholarship would be a full scholarship. The college can’t guarantee that everyone’s financial needs will be met in their entirety but it’ll certainly do its best. Financial aid packages go out around the same time as offers of admission, and if there’s something about the amount or the structure that doesn’t work for you, you can totally get in touch with a counselor and see if you can’t work something else out.
Of course, resources are limited, we get so many great and deserving applicants, aaaand you know how it is, really. The important thing is that financial aid is a conversation and absolutely up for discussion.
Hope that helps.
— sarah ‘14
Nope! Sorry. Speaking as a native Vermonter, though, I can say if you learn to drive in Vermont from a private driver’s education class, you’ll pretty much be able navigate roads anywhere.
No! You do not need to audition to be a part of dance at Bennington! Isn’t that amazing?
This means that dance classes without prerequisites are open to an array of students, with a variety of dance experience (this truly goes for all courses at Bennington.) Students who already know they are passionate about dance are welcome to take the First Year Dance Intensive as are students who are looking to answer their curiosities about dance. This diversity provides a rich classroom experience where students are learning from each other as well as from the professor.
You don’t even have to study dance to take part in dance performances and clubs. It is not uncommon for a student who has never taken a dance class to perform in another student’s advanced/final work.
Dearest Blog Followers,
We love your questions. We try to answer them. Even when we don’t know the answers. But you do ask a lot of them. And sometimes it takes us a while.
Well, the Tumblr Gods and our Inbox got into a little bit of a tussle, and the Tumblr Gods won. And all of your questions are gone.
Now, we’ve got our best detectives on the case, and they’re working around the clock. But if you’ve asked a question we’ve yet to answer, the best way to guarantee that we do answer it is to ask it again.
It may still take us a while to get you an answer, but at least we’ll be working on it.*
Looking forward to answering your questions - new and old.
*This is maybe a good place to note that Admitted Students: 90% of your questions can be answered in two minutes if you call or email us but are very difficult to answer anonymously. <3
It’s totally possible to concentrate in history and do a ton of other stuff. I’m “technically” a philosophy and literature student but I take ceramics and drawing and animation and architecture classes to keep from going mad. It’s absolutely encouraged to mix it up.
It varies between disciplines, of course, but generally, if you take one class a term in your chosen area, you’re set. Yay, interdisciplinary!!
March 26th, 8:00 pm EST.
I know it’s a long wait, but look, this is what I do to pass the time:
It will make everything better.
That’s a tricky one. I could tell you the acceptance rate is 63% but it’s important to mention that applicants and students are a self-selecting group and it’s not as simple as accepting the 63% with the highest GPAs—we take all of what we get from you into account and while academic standing is important, it’s not the be-all and end-all. We hope to find students that will be successful at Bennington and different people demonstrate their strengths in different ways—we always take that into account.
Hope that helps!
Transfer students are considered for exactly the same aid, both need- and merit-based, as first year students. We’re not able to guarantee full scholarships but our financial aid is very competitive. If you’re accepted, you’ll receive your aid package with your offer of admission, and the amount and structure isn’t set in stone. Aid at Bennington is a conversation and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
My senior work is a graphic novel. So no. You will most definitely not be alone in your nerdiness.
Hi! I would not go with T-Mobile. I’m stuck with it for the moment but T-Mobile doesn’t actually have any real coverage up here, I’m routed through the AT&T tower and am paying for a data plan that I can’t really use. That said, since I’m technically using AT&T, my service is all right. But you might as well get an AT&T plan. I hear Sprint is okay, and don’t hear good things about Verizon. Hope that helps!
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Hey enthusiastic accepted students,
There will be a Facebook group. We will make it. And we will invite you to it. Promise. But it won’t be around until April when all the admissions decisions have been made.
It wouldn’t be fair if you all got a head start getting to know each other on the regular decision apps. Besides, Facebook’s going out of style anyway. Your mom will probably find a way to hack into the accepted students facebook page. Talking in person is so much better.