Bard College

30 Campus Rd, Annandale-on-Hudson, United States
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Overview of Bard College

About this school

Bard College, founded in 1860, is a private, liberal arts college. It seeks through a writing-intensive, cross-disciplinary and individualized curriculum to cultivate in its students aspirations beyond any they have encountered before coming to college. The faculty, in small seminar classes and through one-on-one tutorials and close advising, builds students' confidence in their ability to think, use language, engage other people, vindicate the relation of ideas to action, and sustain a lifelong curiosity. Its 600-acre campus is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, 90 miles north of New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,930
    • Men:799 (41.4%)
    • Women:1,131 (58.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bard College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 5000
City, State, Zip
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY  12504
Phone
(845) 758-7472
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 4,922 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 3,123 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 1,799 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
470 (16%) of 2,865 admitted students enrolled
Women
280 (15%) of 1,862 admitted students enrolled
Men
190 (19%) of 1,003 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,915 (74.75876294485808%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,066 (21.285373193371104%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.4128085220610052%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,800 (2.543055339709809%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bard College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002671
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
347 (73.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
325 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
325 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
98 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$50,218
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 315 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,673
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 292 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,622
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
6 (1.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $31,033

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,340 (69.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,270 (94.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,270 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
318 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$46,810
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,242 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,498
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,092 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,242
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
33 (1.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,100

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,904
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,687

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


155

Part-Time Faculty


142

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bard College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (82)


  • Acting
  • African Studies
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • American History (United States)
  • American Literature (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian History
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • Environmental Studies
  • European History
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, forestry, social work, teaching

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sustainability Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,400

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,000 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
95 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Kingston
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Rhinecliff

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


75% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


25%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raptors
School Colors
Black and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bard College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,855

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,930
Women
1,131
Men
799

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.7% Asian
  • 8.1% Black/African-American
  • 6.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.5% White
  • 7.3% Unknown

International Students


7.8% from 55 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


354

Student Resources

Study resources