Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. 



Bentley University was founded in 1917 as the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance by Harry C. Bentley who served as the school’s president until 1953. In 1961, the college was accredited to confer four-year Bachelor of Science degrees under President Morison, who moved the college from its Boylston Street address in Boston to its current day location in Waltham, Massachusetts. Gregory H.


  • Bentley University is known nationally and internationally as a business-focused center of learning that operates in an ethical and socially engaged environment 
  • It distinctively integrates business and arts and sciences to produce graduates respected for their professional and societal contributions throughout their lives
  • Its identity is based upon promoting principled and transformative enterprise through education and impactful research, building on its historical strengths in accountancy, business ethics and information technology 
  • Thanks to its achievements, Bentley is highly sustainable in resources and scale, and an attractive partner for global centers of teaching and research excellence.


Our biannual Research Report highlights the continued support that research receives at the University and the success that it enables. The Bentley Bridge newsletter showcases research with impact and lists the latest faculty publications, awards and honors. Our annual Research Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary range of faculty under the auspices of the Bentley Research Council to examine the most pressing issues of the day. 


When you join the Bentley community, you have access to a rich and lifelong set of career-oriented services. Bentley's award-winning Career Services staff offers an extensive array of advising, programming, recruiting, and networking opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.


Student services

The Multicultural Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, is the hub of our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive campus community. We serve as an advocate for all students on campus and host a myriad of programs, workshops, and more. The center also serves as a resource for students utilizing the follow avenues:

  • Support
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Special events and programming
  • Celebrations, and more!

Housing services

There is a vibrant community for both full and part-time graduate students, with unique events, organizations and housing options.

Student Center The hub of student life on campus, the Student Center is where you can grab a bite to eat, hang out with friends in the pub, plan an event with your student organization, buy movie tickets and more.

 You can do it all in the Student Center. At the heart of life on campus, the newly renovated Student Center is home to The 921 Dining Room, The Equity Center, Spiritual Life Center, Cultural Lounge, The Bubble, Russo’s Café, Argo Tea, and a number of student-centered Bentley offices. 

Library services

The building is home to Einstein's Deloitte Café, The RSM Art Gallery, Client Services, the ESOL Center, and the Writing Center. With 743 comfortable study seats, 186 study carrels, 83 public computer workstations, 24 group study rooms, a research instruction classroom, and wireless network access throughout, the Bentley Library is truly the hub of the academic campus.

Medical services

We offer professional and confidential health care in a safe and welcoming environment to full-time students of all shapes, sizes, identities and sexual orientations.

We offer a full range of health services. All full-time students may take advantage of our services, regardless of insurance. You do not need to have the student health insurance plan through Bentley to be seen in the center. 

Student Life

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.

The Residential Center provides safe, inclusive, and socially just living and learning experiences through on-campus student housing. Guided by the Bentley Beliefs, we strive to build communities that develop compassionate, creative, ethical, and socially responsible leaders throughout the business world and beyond.

Sports facilities

In addition to the intercollegiate and intramural programs, Bentley University offers a number of club sports for students to take part in.  These clubs are operated within the Student Programs & Engagement (SP&E) office and are financially supported by the student activity fee. For information regarding any of our club sports, contact the club coach listed below.

Student clubs

Student Programs & Engagement supports over 100 student organizations which provide countless opportunities for student leaders to explore, engage, and be empowered at Bentley.If you’re looking for opportunities to develop lifelong friendships, as well as build your skills in leadership, scholarship and service, Greek life just may be for you. At Bentley, recognizedsocial fraternities and sororities are supported by the Office of Student Programs & Engagement.


Undergraduate and graduate business programs at Bentley University are accredited by the AACSB International and The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.The accreditation indicates that Bentley University meets or exceeds established standards, as determined by periodic AACSB peer group review. The AACSB quality standards relate to curriculum, faculty resources, admission, degree requirements, library and computer facilities, financial resources and intellectual climate.Bentley University is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC), indicating that the school meets or exceeds established standards, as determined by a periodic peer group review.

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States