Tuition & Fees

$54,680

$54,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,319
Declined + 1,822
Total Received 5,141
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Private (nonprofit)

1,893

undergraduate students

325

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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Location

School Facts

Bard College, 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 2,218
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1,000-acre campus in Annandale-on-Hudson (Red Hook population: 11,220), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
69%
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

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,319
Declined + 1,822
Total Received 5,141

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

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,432

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,210
Room & board $17,074
Additional fees $470
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $72,754
Average Financial Aid - $48,432
Total with Avg. Aid $24,322
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

State aid form
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 845 758-7525
F: 845 758-9654
finaid@bard.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Denise Ann Ackerman
Director of Financial Aid
ackerman@bard.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bollywood Dance, Brazilian Dance, Capoeira, Circus Training, Climbing, Contradance, Cycling, Dance, Dodgeball, Fencing, Golf, Hiking, Kickball, Kickboxing, Kpop Dance, Latin Dance, Samba Dance, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Step Team, Squash, Tango, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Wrestling, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Kristen Hall (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Liberty League, ECAC, College Squash Association, United Volleyball Conference
Mascot
Raptors
School colors
black and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Art Criticism/Curatorial Studies
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration/Sustainability
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Climate Science/Policy
Collaborative Piano
Composition
Computer Science
Curatorial Studies
Curatorial/Critical/Performance Studies
Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Dance
Decorative Arts/Design History/Material Culture
Economic Theory/Policy
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education/Arabic Studies
Education/Biology
Education/English Language/Literature
Education/History
Education/Literature
Education/Mathematics
Education/Music
Education/Spanish
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Environmental/Urban Studies
Experimental Humanities
Film/Electronic Arts
Film/Video
Foreign Languages/Literatures/Cultures
French Studies
Gender/Sexuality Studies
German Studies
Global Public Health
Global/International Studies
Historical Studies
Human Rights
Irish/Celtic Studies
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American/Iberian Studies
Liberal Arts
Literature
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Mind/Brain/Behavior
Modern American Music Performance
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music/Early Music Performance
Music/Sound
Opera Performance
Orchestral/Choral Conducting
Organ Performance
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Piano Performance
Political Studies
Psychology
Religion
Russian/Eurasian Studies
Science/Technology/Society
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish Studies
String Performance
Studio Arts
Theatre/Performance
Theology
Victorian Studies
Vocal Performance
Woodwinds/Brass Performance
Writing
Written Arts
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,218

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,893
students

Female
60%
1,138

Male
40%
755

15%

325
students

Female
58%
190

Male
42%
135

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,828
students

Female
61%
1,104

Male
39%
724

4%

65
students

Female
53%
34

Male
47%
31

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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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


Admissions
845 758-7472
admission@bard.edu

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