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NCAA Division III (without football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.64 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Bard College Reviews
Bard College actually does what other colleges say they do but don't really do. It put its money where it's mouth is and spends on programs the world needs to make sure high calibre education is accessible to all. Bard runs seven high school early colleges across the United States designed to provide strong public school education to high school students and an associates degree tuition free before enrolled students graduate from high school. It also runs the largest college degree granting prison education program in the U.S. and some of the most progressive international campuses and partnerships in the higher education landscape at the moment. The faculty are open, collaborative, innovative and the staff design personalized systems of support and creative pathways to engagement and confidence building. Bard is quite a remarkable place and an exceptional trail blazer. I am extremely lucky to have attended a place that takes intentional action. It has served me well!
I only had one online class, because I was a senior finishing my last semester. I guess I should've had 2, but one was taught by a post-doc at Rockefeller University (usually a very fruitful partnership between Rockefeller and Bard), and I think he was overwhelmed so he just let us do our own thing during covid so long as we handed in our final project. The other class I finished online was my human rights history class. I think the professor did a great job in terms of setting a compassionate grading policy. We were able to grade ourselves, as long as we submitted an explanation as to why. He lowered the requirements for the class as well. The zoom classes were still very interesting and enriching, and definitely worth my time to log on and focus/take notes. Shout out Greg Moynahan! Finishing my senior project online was tough, but at least my project was entirely computer-based.
Did not learn online - heard the transition to online learning as a solution during COVID-19 in the spring was incredible - a play was performed remotely and picked up by an off-broadway theatre it was so good! Bard is open for in-person classes this fall and those are going smoothly, too. There are some amazing new common courses designed especially for the new students coming in this year that focus on themes such as the imagination, empowerment, inclusivity, the environment and some other critical concepts.