Bentley University is a private co-educational university in Waltham, Massachusetts
Founded in 1917 as a school of accounting and finance in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Bentley University moved to Waltham in 1968. Bentley awards bachelor of science degrees in 11 business fields and bachelor of arts degrees in 6 arts and sciences disciplines. The graduate school emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, and offers PhD programs in Business and Accountancy, the Bentley MBA with 16 areas of concentration, an integrated MS+MBA, 7 Master of Science degrees, and custom executive education programs.
Bentley’s athletic teams compete in Division II of the NCAA (except for men’s hockey, which competes in Division I) and is known collectively as the Bentley Falcons. They compete in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Bentley’s mascot is “Flex the Falcon”. The university has 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams. All of the teams compete in the Northeast-10 Conference at the NCAA Division IIlevel, with the exception of the men’s hockey program, which was one of the original six founding teams of Atlantic Hockey at the Division I level.
Bentley is also home to one of the best rugby programs in the Northeast winning two national Division III titles as well as winning the 2008 Beast of the East tournament.
In 2012, the Bentley Men’s Cross Country team finished 26th in the nation at Division II XC Nationals.
After beating Saint Michael’s College by a score of 85-65 on February 23, 2008, Bentley University Men’s Basketball team set the record for the longest regular season winning streak in Division II history. Additionally, Bentley has men’s, women’s, and co-ed intramural programs for the fall, winter, and spring semesters.
The Bentley Women’s Basketball team completed the 2013-2014 season with a 35-0 record, winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.
The Bentley Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team won USA Ultimate’s Division III College Championship in 2014.