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Tuition & Fees

$48,240

$48,240

not including room and board

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,056
Declined + 3,410
Total Received 5,466
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Literature
  2. Biology
  3. Music
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School Facts

Bard, founded in 1860, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 600-acre campus is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, 90 miles north of New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,278
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2037
ACT 2674

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Annandale on Hudson, NY

600-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 Stewart/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
58%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,056
Declined + 3,410
Total Received 5,466

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 $2,194,592
State $833,381
Institutional $38,698,493
Other external $410,887
Total $42,137,353

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,000
Institutional $675,325
Other external $39,674
Total $715,999

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, ECAC, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association, 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
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Curatorial Studies
Dance
Economics
Economics/Finance
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Studies
Film/Electronic Arts
Fine Arts
French/French Studies
German/German Studies
History
History of Decorative Arts
Human Rights
Italian/Italian Studies
Japanese
Liberal Arts
Literature
Mathematics
Music
Natural Science
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian/Russian/Eurasian Studies
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Arts
Sustainability
Theatre
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Undergraduate

89%

2,022
students

Female
56%
1,127

Male
44%
895

Graduate

11%

256
students

Female
64%
165

Male
36%
91

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,925
students

Female
56%
1,077

Male
44%
848

undergraduatePart-time

5%

97
students

Female
52%
50

Male
48%
47

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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

60

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 60
Countries most often represented China
France
Greece
Hungary
India
The United Kingdom
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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