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Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA
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 or equivalent is not required
High School Program  
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   2
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 84 Alford Road
City, State, Zip Great Barrington, MA  01230-9702
Phone (413) 528-7312
Fax (413) 528-7334
E-mail admit@simons-rock.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline February 1, April 1
Early Action Notification Not Reported
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline June 1
Application Fee $50
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
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
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  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
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 116 (65%) of 178 admitted students enrolled
   Women 69 (62%) of 111 admitted students enrolled
   Men 47 (70%) of 67 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not Reported
Students Offered Wait List 0
Students Accepting Wait List Position 0
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 610-650 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 20%
  Score of 600 - 700 45%
  Score of 500 - 600 35%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 640-750 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 60%
  Score of 600 - 700 20%
  Score of 500 - 600 10%
  Score of 400 - 500 10%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 610-700 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 34%
  Score of 600 - 700 33%
  Score of 500 - 600 33%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.54
3.75 and Above 43%
3.50 - 3.74 15%
3.25 - 3.49 20%
3.00 - 3.24 11%
2.50 - 2.99 9%
2.00 - 2.49 2%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 28-30 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 25%
  Score of 24 - 29 75%
  Score of 18 - 23 0%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank  
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported