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Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,995
   Women1,160 (58.1%)
   Men835 (41.9%)
Graduate Students340


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 5,181 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading590-700 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of Attendance$72,362
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Freshman Award$47,604
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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


Annandale-on-Hudson Population2,400
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.1% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.8% White
12.8% Unknown
International Students11.2% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning86.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.68 3.97 666 665 29
Low 3.06 3.50 510 490 26
High 4.00 4.65 780 790 34
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The 1,100 undergraduate students at Bard College have 600 acres to play in, including an historic district.

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