Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, United States
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Overview of Bard College at Simon's Rock

About this school

Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private, liberal arts college for 16- and 17-year-olds who wish to begin college early. All classes are small discussion-based seminars. Founded in 1964, the school became part of Bard College in 1979. Its 275-acre New England campus is located in Great Barrington, 60 miles west of Springfield.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:329
    • Men:130 Men (39.5%)
    • Women:199 Women (60.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bard College at Simon's Rock 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 or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
2
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
84 Alford Road
City, State, Zip
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
Phone
(413) 528-7228
Fax
(413) 528-7334
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1, April 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
School report, parent supplement required for freshmen
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
89% of 199 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 121 applicants were admitted
Men
86% of 78 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
116 (65%) of 178 admitted students enrolled
Women
69 (62%) of 111 admitted students enrolled
Men
47 (70%) of 67 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

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
• 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
28-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
25%
• Score 24 - 29
75%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $51,735 (77.45%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,060 (21.05%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.5%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bard College at Simon's Rock accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009645
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
96 (82.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
87 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
87 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$35,670
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 75 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,342
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 75 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,825
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 66 (75.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
18 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,875

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
271 (78.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
245 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
245 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
38 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$34,687
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 227 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,845
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 227 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,075
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 190 (77.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
73 (21.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,504

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
56.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, 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 and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


46

Part-Time Faculty


24

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


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
113,536
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
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 at Simon's Rock provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • 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
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Interdisciplinary studies, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


Engineering, environmental policy with Bard College, Vermont Law School

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    7,104

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Boston, New York City

    Campus Size


    210 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
    Rain
    133 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Great Barrington
    Nearest Train Station
    40 mile(s) from campus in Hudson, N.Y.

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    92% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    7%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Not 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
    -
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    Royal blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Racquetball
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Racquetball
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, weight lifting

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Bard College at Simon's Rock offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, black student union, queersa, student action service learning, u.s.o. (untitled student organization), boffing

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    323

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    329
    Women
    199
    Men
    130

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 12.0% Asian
    • 4.2% Black/African-American
    • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
    • 6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 62.9% White
    • 9.9% Unknown

    International Students


    14.0% from 14 countries

    Average Age


    18

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources