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Bard College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
D
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Costs
$14,540/ year
Poll
34%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.41 responses
Poll
50%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.52 responses

Food

Campus Food
C-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,024/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 36 responses
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  • DTR Cafe
    50%
  • Manor Cafe
    22%
  • The best food option depends on how healthy u r.
    11%
  • Kline
    8%
  • There is also Kline dining hall, the buffet.
    6%
  • Community garden
    3%
15%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.41 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 42 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    10%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    57%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    12%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    21%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
89%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.38 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 25 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    28%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    56%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    8%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    8%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 36 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    11%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    58%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    14%
  • We have campus police?
    8%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 54 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    0%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    2%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    28%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    70%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field: X-Country, Squash, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Track and Field: X-Country, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Spring Fling
    25%
  • Moderation/Senior Project Shows
    15%
  • Midnight Breakfast
    15%
  • Drag Race
    10%
  • Smog
    10%
  • The Budget Forum
    5%
  • Summerscape
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 29 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    7%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    38%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    10%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    34%
  • Parties? What parties?
    10%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Spring Fling
    100%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
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