Simon's Rock is a private college located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 391 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simon's Rock acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, and Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 60% of students, Simon's Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.33 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Bard College at Simon's Rock Reviews
Bard College at Simon's Rock is a very unique place. Everyone on campus is open minded about each person as an individual and their identities. Although our school lacks in athletics in the competitive department, there are still competitive sports. Being that it is such a small campus the entire student body know each other to some extent. All the professors here on campus are willing to see you succeed. If you are having trouble the professors will sacrifice time out of their office hours in order to help you. The student life at Simon's Rock is also very unique. You will always find people who are doing something late at night or doing some goofy things during the day. The academics at Simon's Rock is challenging and most students here are motivated academically. You will probably find yourself getting and giving help from your peers.
Too expensive for the poor quality of dormitory housing, food options, and peer equity and inclusion. For a 99.99% “liberal” student population, everyone was very accepting of people who were just like them and not any different. I don’t regret getting my Associates degree and transferring out, but I hope all the incoming freshmen know what they’re getting themselves into when choosing to go to Simon’s Rock.
In retrospect, if I were given the choice to go to Simon's Rock or not knowing what I knew after attending for a year, I'd choose to go again. Simon's Rock serves the students who need it, upper-level classes are interesting and everyone can find at least a few professors they really connect with and admire, and leaving is as easy as filling out a transfer application somewhere else. But the administration is poorly run, housing is overfilled, the food is terrible, and the campus feels cramped and claustrophobic, especially considering how hard it is to travel the area without a car. It's hard to rate Simon's Rock, because rather than being "average", it has aspects that are excellent and aspects that are horrible. But it's survivable. And if you can afford it and if you need to leave high school, I'd say it's worth it.