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Literature | Bachelor’s Degree

Bennington College


Literature and writing at Bennington are grounded in the idea that good writers are by definition good readers. In small seminars centered on animated discussion, students are invited by a faculty of novelists, memoirists, poets, literary journalists, and translators to share a writer’s perspective on contemporary and classic works of literature. Students discover that the act of writing is a conversation with other writers, past and present; that analysis is artful and imaginative; that creative writing is rigorous and thoughtful. We aim to develop students’ aptitude for critical thinking, analytical reading, scholarly writing, literary translation, and creative writing by engaging them in the concentrated study of a broad range of literary works and styles from antiquity to the present.

Cost Total Program Cost $299,856

  • Tuition $57,350

  • Housing & Meals $16,840

  • Fees $774

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Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    At Bennington, grant resources include the Bennington Grant, federal Pell and SEOG, and various state grants. Bennington offers a $20,000 annual scholarship to all Vermonters regardless of need.

    Pell Grant
    Other Federal Grant
    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant

  • Loans

    Loans come in many different forms. Federal student loans may be offered as part of an undergraduate aid award in amounts of $5,500 to $12,500 annually. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents. In some circumstances students may apply for a private alternative loan, but they will typically need a co-signer to qualify.

    Federal Subsidized Loan
    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    State Loan
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Veteran - General

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