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Bentley University


In 1917 Harry C. Bentley opens the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in the Huntington Chambers building at 30 Huntington Avenue in Boston. The first class becomes known as the Bentley Associates. 


  • Accountancy
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • English and Media Studies
  • Finance
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Information and Process Management
  • Information Design and Corporate Communication
  • Law and Taxation
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology


At Bentley, you'll find learning opportunities to challenge you in and out of the classroom. Our research uncovers answers to challenging real-world questions, our centers undertake innovative projects with corporate partners, our experiential communities provide hands-on learning, and our learning labs use the latest technologies to help students learn.

  • User Experience Center
  • Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business
  • W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics
  • Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Integration of Science and Industry
  • Badavas Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Health Thought Leadership Network


  • Career development starts the day you step on campus. Our HIRE Education program guides you through important self-reflection and career exploration and into the workplace. Undergraduate students have access to award-winning courses, experienced career coaches and a seasoned recruiting team, too.
  • Continue your studies without delaying your career. Our graduate student-focused career advisers can help plan your career path, link you to a global network of alumni and employers, and prepare you for successful interviews.

Student services

The Bentley Student Government Association (SGA) is a governing body that tries to better the university environment for all students. This is achieved through a collaborative effort between the students and university administration. Members of SGA seek out the interests and opinions of the student body as a whole and make recommendations to university officials based on their findings.

Housing services

  • On campus apartments
  • Trees Complex - Most rooms are double occupancy, but there are limited single- and triple-occupancy rooms within the complex. There are gender-specific bathrooms throughout the building as well as individual gender neutral bathrooms on the first floor.
  • Miller Hall houses first-year students and is entirely co-ed. Most rooms are double occupancy, but there are limited single-, triple-, and quad-occupancy rooms. 
  • Slade Hall houses - Most rooms are double occupancy, but there are limited single-, triple-, and quad-occupancy rooms.

Library services

  • Baker Library Reference Collection
  • Current Periodicals
  • Popular Reading Collection
  • Faculty Publications
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Video Collections - Faculty and Popular
  • Audiobooks Collection

ICT services

Bentley has two Internet connections.  They are:

  • RCN            3 GB
  • Comcast     5 GB
  • Internet2/NOX:     10 GB

Medical services

The Health Center is available for appointments by calling the office. We are unable to provide walk in visits for the health and safety of our campus. Please call Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may email us questions that are related to administrative concerns such as vaccinations, routine health inquiries or public health questions at 

Campus life

  • In 1968, Bentley moved from downtown Boston to Waltham, Massachusetts, to accommodate an increasing number of students. The first buildings on the Waltham campus were built between 1965 and 1968. Today, the campus stretches across 163 acres (0.66 km2) of land, and is accessible by the MBTA 554 bus.
  • Bentley University's campus is divided into three parts: Upper Campus, Lower Campus and North Campus.

Sports facilities

  • The Bentley Arena is the first standalone ice arena in the country to receive LEED platinum certification. Bentley’s Division I hockey program plays here and students use the facility as a “living lab” for academic projects on everything from data analysis to marketing and sales.
  • The Dana Athletic Center has everything you need to play, practice and stay in shape. The facility is equipped for a wide range of sports and interests, from basketball courts to batting cages, dance studios to saunas, swimming and diving pools—and more.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Chi

  • Bentley University has maintained its accreditation by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for a further five years. 
  • Bentley University has maintained both its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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