Tuition & Fees

$51,384

$51,384

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,266
Declined + 4,778
Total Received 7,044
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Private (nonprofit)

2,023

undergraduate students

267

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Africana Studies
  2. Literature
  3. Film/electronic Arts
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Codes

SAT 2037
ACT 2674

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School Facts

Bard, founded in 1860, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, 90 miles north of New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,290
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Annandale on Hudson, NY

1,000-acre campus in Annandale-on-Hudson (population: 2,400), 60 miles from Albany and 90 miles from New York City; branch campuses in New York City; Cambridge and Great Barrington, MA; and abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia; East Jerusalem, Israel; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Major airports serve New York City (95 miles); smaller airports serve Albany and Newburgh (60 miles); bus serves Kingston (10 miles); train serves Rhinecliff (six miles). School operates transportation to local towns and to train station. Public transportation serves campus.

Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale on Hudson, NY 12504

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,266
Declined + 4,778
Total Received 7,044

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mary Backlund
Director of Admissions
P: 845 758-7472
F: 845 758-5208
admission@bard.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,292,442
State $801,511
Institutional $44,371,771
Other external $838,931
Total $48,304,655

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $500
Institutional $492,160
Other external $41,887
Total $534,547

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA Division III, Liberty League, College Squash Association, United Volleyball Conference
School colors
black and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Studies
Climate Science/Policy
Computer Science
Curatorial Studies
Dance
Economic Theory/Policy
Economics
Economics/Finance
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Studies
Film/Electronic Arts
Fine Arts
French/French Studies
German/German Studies
Global/International Studies
Greek
History
History of Decorative Arts
Human Rights
Italian/Italian Studies
Japanese
Latin
Liberal Arts
Literature
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian/Russian/Eurasian Studies
Sanskrit
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish/Spanish Studies
Studio Arts
Sustainability
Theatre
Written Arts
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Undergraduate

88%

2,023
students

Female
55%
1,120

Male
45%
903

Graduate

12%

267
students

Female
61%
162

Male
39%
105

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,946
students

Female
56%
1,075

Male
44%
871

undergraduatePart-time

4%

77
students

Female
59%
45

Male
41%
32

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

29%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented China
France
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Russia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Sherry Gildersleeve
Coordinator of International Applications
845 758-7608
gildersl@bard.edu

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