Ben Bentley

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Ben Bentley

Hometown:  Roanoke, Va

Education:  B.A., Criminal Justice, Roanoke College

Favorite TV show to binge watch? New Girl, (Nick Miller is my spirit Animal.)

Favorite D-Hall dessert? The Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite RVA restaurant? ZZQ

Biggest travel-related phobia? Losing my Keys!

Coke or Pepsi? Dr. Pepper

Favorite music genre? Alternative

Favorite person/celebrity to follow on social media? Guy Fieri

Favorite part of the application? The Essay, it is a fantastic opportunity for students to tell an admissions office more of their story.

Who would play you in a movie? Chris Pratt

What is the coolest architectural feature or piece of architecture on campus? Why?

Tyler Haynes Commons is such a cool space on campus! It also provides one of my favorite views of campus looking out over Westhampton Lake.

If you could take any class at UR, what would it be? Philosophy 271: Ancient Greek Philosophy. I have always found Greek Philosophy interesting and would love to dive into their works in academic setting.

If you could go back to college and major in a different subject, what would you pick? Why? Philosophy, I took a class during my senior year of college and really enjoyed the content and approach to viewing the world.

What is one piece of advice you’d give students for the college search/application process?

This is a decision that should be made with your heart and your head, listen to both!

Let’s talk about RVA. What do you like about living here? What are your favorite things to do in the city/region? What should visitors be sure to check out?

Richmond has so much going on, from music to museums and an outstanding food scene and let’s not forget some great hikes!