Bennington College is a small, private 4-year institution in Bennington, VT. Located in southwestern Vermont, the school is 40 miles northeast of Albany, NY. The 400+ acre campus includes 10 acres of main campus featuring a blend of historic mountain buildings and modern architecture, 300 wooded acres, 15 acres of wetlands and tilled farmland. Founded in 1932 as a women’s college, the school admitted men starting in 1969. In 1993 the college sought to re-invent itself, including some wholesale personnel changes and the ensuing legal dispute was finally resolved in a 2000 settlement. Since that time, the school has been experiencing growth. Among notable alumni are actors Alan Arkin, Carol Channing and Amanda Peet.