Bentley University, MA (College Prowler: Bentley University Off the Record)

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When I was a senior in high school beginning my college search, I had some strict criteria. For one, I wanted a medium-size school close to a major city. Secondly, my school had to have an excellent academic reputation that would prepare me for the business world while also providing a nurturing college environment. Alright, so maybe I was downright picky. My anal-retentive guidance counselor told me I was setting my sights too high and that I would eventually have to settle for a school with only a few of those characteristics because my dream school didn’t exist. He was quite wrong.

I found Bentley to be everything I wanted, but I was skeptical because it seemed too good to be true. It only took a short amount of time to realize that Bentley is the real deal: a true business school for the information age. In many ways, the secret is out about Bentley. Since the shift back in the mid-80s away from being a commuter- and accounting-focused school, the school has experienced amazing growth and gained enormous respect within the academic community. I am continually amazed with the academic level in which Bentley contends, as is evident by the increasingly difficult admission criteria. Each class that enters Bentley is more elite than the former, and this is a trend that is expected to continue.

Throughout my years at Bentley, the school underwent a lot of physical changes, from the construction of the state-of-the-art student and technology centers, to building new dorms to fit the growing population. Although the school may look different from when I first toured it, it still has the same feeling of being in an intimate, close-knit community where each student still matters.

While choosing the right college is a personal decision, I believe you should have the right tools available in order to make that decision as informed and educated as possible. This guide is not intended to sway you to attend Bentley; rather, it is the tool you need to gain an insider’s perspective on what life is really like at Bentley. At the very least, it should serve you more effectively than your run-of-the-mill high school guidance counselor.

Jessica Low, Author
Bentley College

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