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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.

Website: www.bard.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,954
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 1,182 Women
(39.5%) 772 Men
331
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,112
Tuition and Fees
$56,036
Room and Board
$15,876
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$56,536
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,036
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
157
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
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Campus Life

Annandale-on-Hudson Population
2,400
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raptors
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
63.1% White
6.3% Unknown
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
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