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College Deliberately: Bennington College

Bennington College is a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes culture, character and leadership located in the town of Bennington, VT. It is known for English Language and Literature/Letters, Visual and Performing Arts and General Literature.

Bennington College

place One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003
phone Phone: (802) 442-5401
web Web: http://www.bennington.edu/
  • Bennington College is also known as:
    Bennington College, Bennington

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Bennington College New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1935-12-01 2020-06-30
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Bennington regards education as a sensual and ethical, no less than an intellectual, process. It seeks to liberate and nurture the individuality, the creative intelligence, and the ethical and aesthetic sensibility of its students, to the end that their richly varied natural endowments will be directed toward self-fulfillment and toward constructive social purposes. We believe that these educational goals are best served by demanding of our students active participation in the planning of their own programs, and in the regulation of their own lives on campus. Student freedom is not the absence of restraint, however; it is rather the fullest possible substitution of habits of self-restraint for restraint imposed by others. The exercise of student freedom is the very condition of a meaningful education, and an essential aspect of the nurture of free citizens, dedicated to civilized values and capable of creative and constructive membership in modern society.

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Student Centeredness

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
17% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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