Bennington College is a progressive liberal arts college of 750 students in Southern Vermont, the hub at which global opportunities converge, and a launching pad for careers of meaning. Our campus prepares leaders, intellectual change-makers, and artists by empowering them to shape their own education. Our alumni have won Emmy awards and Pulitzers, led councils at the United Nations, directed Xbox design for Microsoft, discovered breakthroughs in the sciences, and made waves in contemporary art, literature, dance, and theatre since our founding in 1932. Nearly 20% of students are international and from over 60 different countries. Applicants are eligible for merit-based and need-based financial aid regardless of citizenship. International students, on average, received over $55,000 dollars for every year of study in merit and need-based financial aid last year.