Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,082

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
25%
24-29
75%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 224
Declined 42
Total Received 266
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Private

329

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Bard College at Simon's Rock, is a four-year residential college. Founded in 1966, Simon's Rock is located in Great Barrington, MA.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 329
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational

210-acre campus in Great Barrington (population: 6,855), two-and-a-half hours from both Boston and New York City. Served by bus and train. Air serves Albany, NY, and Hartford, CT.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston, New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington
01230

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • QueerSA
  • Student Action Service Learning
  • U.S.O. (Untitled Student Organization)
  • Boffing

Top Events

  • MayFest
  • Prom
  • Dance Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security escorts, late night transport

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
60%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
25%
24-29
75%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $50
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 224
Declined 42
Total Received 266

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
interview
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $53,682
Room & board $14,916
Additional fees $1,400
Total $69,998
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Racquetball
Soccer
Swimming and diving

Intramural Sports Men

Rock climbing, Squash, Tennis, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Rock climbing, Squash, Tennis, Weight lifting

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
French Studies
General Literature
Geography
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Intermedia/Multimedia
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

329

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

329
students

Female
60%
199

Male
40%
130

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

323
students

Female
61%
197

Male
39%
126

2%

6
students

Female
34%
2

Male
66%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 27%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

2

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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