- 4 Year
- GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
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- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade C minus
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade D+
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- Party Scenegrade C
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C minus
- Safetygrade C+
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only college in the country specifically designed for students ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade and begin working on their Bachelor’s Degree two years early. Simon’s Rock offers a curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, taught by supportive, highly trained faculty, who are leading scholars in their field. The College grants degrees in more than 35 majors.
Simon’s Rock is ranked No. 4 for Most Innovative School and No. 5 for Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review ranked Simon’s Rock among the Best Colleges in the Northeast. Simon’s Rock was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
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Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities93 Graduates
- Computer Science3 Graduates
- Environmental Science3 Graduates
- Film and Video Studies3 Graduates
- Political Science and Government3 Graduates
- Psychology3 Graduates
- African American Studies2 Graduates
- Biology2 Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production2 Graduates
- Literature2 Graduates
Finish 2 STEM bachelor's degrees in 5 years!
Our dual-degree STEM program sets you on an accelerated path to earn both a BA degree from Simon’s Rock and either a BS from Columbia University or a BE from Dartmouth College.
- Mix of Online and on Campus7%
- On Campus88%
- Liberal oddballs24%
- Awesome people20%
- Likeminded and passionate20%
- Interested in learning, a bit pretentious, hippies12%
- True hippies.8%
- All of the above4%
- One-of-a-kind, unique, hippie, academic, studious41%
- Amazing Academics, Horrific Administration9%
- Bureaucracy in disguise.9%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Reviews
However, there was very little in the way of career services, with the expectation that most students will attend graduate school. I observed that there were inadequate supports for students struggling with mental health/substance use, which was especially concerning given that the majority were legal minors. Most troublingly, the school did not respond appropriately to a classmate who stalked me, until the student ultimately attacked a faculty member.
The memories made here cannot be replicated, and words can't describe them. You'll find that friends made here will also become family, and I surely won't forget about them when my time here is done.
There's no doubt that there is room for improvement at Simon's Rock, however, as long as you're realistic, and for making the change you want to see, you'll realize that nowhere is going to be the perfect place, and that's OK. If there's one thing I'll take with me, it's that the students here will always find a way to make the change they dream to see.