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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

Annandale Road
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Bard College

A private college for the public good, Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation.

From our first-year components—Language and Thinking, Citizen Science, and First-Year Seminar—to the Senior Project, Bard's unique curriculum combines rigor and flexibility. Students take ownership of their education while immersing themselves in dynamic programs of study and engaging with their peers and the community at large. Working in small classes and collaborating with a world-class faculty, Bard students are active participants in their educational and co-curricular experiences. Students are connected both to New York City and to our global Bard Network network of programs, including the chance to "Begin in Berlin," and work with the Bard Prison Initiative. The College enables students to engage the world from state of the art facilities on our stunning 1,000 acre Hudson Valley campus.

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Bard College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 4
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,652 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$45,183 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 60 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 60 responses

Majors

Interdivisional Programs - Human Rights

Human Rights is an interdisciplinary program spanning the arts, natural/social sciences, and languages and literature. Courses explore conceptual questions, historical and empirical issues, and practical and legal strategies of human rights advocacy. Students approach human rights in a spirit of open inquiry, challenge orthodoxies, and think critically about human rights as a field of knowledge.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,901 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
56
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Smart
    28%
  • Individual
    18%
  • Hipster/opinionated
    15%
  • Intelligent grundgy artsy
    15%
  • Pretentious
    8%
  • Special Snowflake
    5%
  • curious and capable
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 41 responses
Poll
59%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Liberal
    27%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Eccentric
    11%
  • Expensive.
    11%
  • Hipster
    11%
  • Underrated
    8%
  • Cigs
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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