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Karla Ball
Administrative Assistant

Address
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Phone
802-447-6304

Email
admis@svc.edu

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Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Albany, NY Airport and Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station are an hour from campus. Red Top Cab Company provides taxi service from these locations and can be reached at (802) 442-8141, as well as CLS Transportation at (518) 686-5411. Car Rentals are also available directly at these stations through Hertz. Limited weekday-only bus service is available through Yankee Trails Travel between the Albany Greyhound station and downtown Bennington; from there a shuttle to the College can be arranged.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From New York and New Jersey: Take the NY State Thruway 87 to Exit 23 (I-787) for Albany/Troy. Continue on 787 north to the NY Route 7 east exit for Troy/Bennington. Continue on Route 7 east for approximately 40 minutes. Once in Vermont, Route 7 becomes Route 9. As you enter Old Bennington, turn right at the Old First Church onto Monument Avenue. At the three-way stop sign, go straight for another 1/4 mile. Take a right onto Regwood Drive. Take immediate left at the fork in the road (onto Mansion) and continue up the hill to the main parking lot. After leaving your car in the visitor parking area, please proceed through the courtyard and into the Admissions Gallery. From Canada and Points North: Take Canada Route 15 south to US I-87 south. Take exit 14 E (Route 29) off I-87. Follow Route 29 east to Greenwich, NY. Take Route 372 south/east to Cambridge, NY. In Cambridge, take Route 22 south to the town of North Hoosick and then Route 67 east to Bennington. Once in Bennington, take Route 7 south to the intersection of Routes 7 and 9. Continue one block to Elm Street and turn right. Take Elm to the three-way stop and turn left onto Monument Avenue. Take first right onto Regwood Drive and take immediate left at the fork in the road (onto Mansion) and continue up the hill to the main parking lot. After leaving your car in the visitor parking area, please proceed through the courtyard and into the Admissions Gallery. From Connecticut: Take either Route 15 or I-95 north to I-91 north. Follow I-91 to exit 2 (Route 9) for Brattleboro. Take Route 9 west to Bennington. Follow directions from Elm Street above. From Massachusetts: Take Mass Pike Route 90 west to exit 2 (Route 7) for Lee. Use Route 7 north to Bennington. Once in town, look for Friendly's on the right as you make a left turn onto Elm Street. Follow directions from Elm Street above. -OR- Take I-91 north to exit 2 (Route 9) for Brattleboro. Take Route 9 west to Bennington. Follow directions from Elm Street above. From Maine and New Hampshire: Take Route 95 south to Route 101 west in New Hampshire. Follow Route 101 west to Route 9 in Vermont. Follow Route 9 west into Bennington. At the fourth traffic light in the center of town, turn left onto Route 7 south. Take the first right onto Elm Street. Follow directions from Elm Street above. From Pennsylvania: Take Route 78 east to Route 287 in New Jersey. Take 287 north into New York. Follow directions from New York. Please call 802-447-6304 if you need further directions.

Local Accommodations
Within walking distance of downtown Bennington's shops and restaurants is the Kirkside Motor Lodge, an inexpensive choice with the town's only completely smoke-free accommodations (250 Main Street, 802-447-7596). The Knotty Pine Motel (130 Northside Drive, 802-442-5487) is only 3 miles from campus and offers double rooms, efficiency suites and an outdoor pool in the summertime. See Bennington College entry for other options in and around Bennington.

Admissions

Applicants: 373
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Average HS GPA: 2.63





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