Tuition & Fees

$52,956

$52,956

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,912
Declined + 2,269
Total Received 5,181
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Private (nonprofit)

1,995

undergraduate students

340

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 2,335
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: 11,303), 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
75%
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
43%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
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

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,912
Declined + 2,269
Total Received 5,181

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

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,200,017
State $702,167
Institutional $45,318,048
Other external $803,048
Total $49,023,280

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $1,036,132
Other external $54,716
Total $1,090,848

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 , ECAC
Mascot
Raptors
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

85%

1,995
students

Female
58%
1,160

Male
42%
835

Graduate

15%

340
students

Female
56%
189

Male
44%
151

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,917
students

Female
59%
1,122

Male
41%
795

undergraduatePart-time

4%

78
students

Female
49%
38

Male
51%
40

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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 Canada
China
France
Greece
Hungary
India
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

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

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