Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private, liberal arts college for 16- and 17-year-olds who wish to begin college early. All classes are small discussion-based seminars. Founded in 1964, the school became part of Bard College in 1979. Its 275-acre New England campus is located in Great Barrington, 60 miles west of Springfield.

Website: www.simons-rock.edu/

Private
Co-ed
329
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 199 Women
(39.5%) 130 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
89% of 199 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$66,795
Tuition and Fees
$51,735
Room and Board
$14,060
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$35,670
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
46
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 63% of classes
20-29 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Great Barrington Population
7,104
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.0% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.9% White
9.9% Unknown
International Students
14.0% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.5%
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 or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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
ACT Writing Test Policy 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) 528-7228
Fax
(413) 528-7334
E-mail
admit@simons-rock.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1, April 1
Early Action Notification
 

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


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
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
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
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
12%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

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
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
Top tenth: 60%
Top quarter: 81%
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
$66,795
Tuition and Fees
$51,735
Room and Board
$14,060
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 009645
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
96 (82.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
87 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
87 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$35,670
Need-Based Gift
Received by 75 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,342
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 75 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,825
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 66 (75.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,875

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
271 (78.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
245 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
245 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
38 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$34,687
Need-Based Gift
Received by 227 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,845
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 227 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,075
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 190 (77.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
73 (21.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,504

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
56.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
165
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 and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
158
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • General Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Interdisciplinary studies, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, environmental policy with Bard College, Vermont Law School
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
46
Part-Time Faculty
24
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 63% of classes
20-29 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
10-19 students: 100% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
113,536
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
50
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, speech disorders 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


Boston Population
7,104
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, New York City
Campus Size
210 acres

Weather

Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Great Barrington
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Hudson, N.Y.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
7%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security escorts, late night transport

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Racquetball x   x  
Rugby x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Racquetball x  
Rugby x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Racquetball x  
Rugby x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, black student union, queersa, student action service learning, u.s.o. (untitled student organization), boffing
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
329
Women
199 (60.5%)
Men
130 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
323
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.0% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.9% White
9.9% Unknown
International Students.
14.0% from 14 countries
Average Age
18
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.0%

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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