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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,954
Undergraduates
772
Men - 39.5%
1,183
Women - 60.5%
331
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,912 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
608-705 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
636-708 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,112
Tuition and Fees
$56,036
Room and Board
$15,876
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$56,536
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,036
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
157
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
35%
10-19
46%
20-29
17%
30-39
2%
40-49
0%
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Not reported Population
2,400
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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Raptors
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
4.8%
Black/African-American
6.9%
Hispanic/Latino
13.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.6%
White
63.1%
Unknown
6.3%
International Students
11.6%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported