Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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
1,930
Undergraduate
Students
(58.6%) 1,131 Women
(41.4%) 799 Men
354
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 4,922 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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,416
Tuition and Fees
$52,915
Room and Board
$15,066
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$50,874
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,726
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
155
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
 
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
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History   4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 5000
City, State, Zip
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone
(845) 758-7472
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@bard.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
67% of 36 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
473
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
33

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 41%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,416
Tuition and Fees
$52,915
Room and Board
$15,066
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,800
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@bard.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002671
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
367 (73.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
352 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
352 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$50,874
Need-Based Gift
Received by 343 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,022
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 288 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,666
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
7 (1.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $33,601

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,328 (69.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,272 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,272 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
279 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$48,432
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,224 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,444
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,035 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,962
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
34 (1.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,252

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,726
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,694
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, forestry, social work, teaching
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Annandale-on-Hudson Population
2,400
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,000 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
75% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
25%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Soccer x   x  
Squash     x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Soccer x  
Squash    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Soccer x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,930
Women
1,131 (58.6%)
Men
799 (41.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,855
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
All Graduate Students
354

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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