Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 845-758-7472
About Bard College
  • Year of Foundation 1860
  • Size of Campus 600 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's, Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,585
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 67%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,900
Founded in 1860, Bard is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The campus, a fusion of two historic riverfront estates, is located in the Hudson Valley. The College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies. In addition, the Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn both a bachelor’s degree in music and a B.A. in another field in the liberal arts or sciences.Approximately 2,000 undergraduates study at the Annandale campus; 52 percent female, 48 percent male, usually representing 50 states. Seventy percent of students are from out of state. Eighty percent of students live on campus. Four percent of students are African American, 4 percent Asian, 5 percent Hispanic, and 14 percent international (representing 67 countries worldwide). Countries represented include Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. The typical undergraduate class has 17 students.Bard is need blind. Financial need is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scholarship Service of the College Board, and Bard College. Domestic and international students are eligible, based on need and merit, for Bard scholarships and loans. Approximately two-thirds of Bard students receive financial aid.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Student Cultural Show, Bard Music Festival, Spring Fling, Senior Project Shows, John Ashbery Poetry series, Human Rights film/lecture series, Asian Night, Urban Cowboy Night, Weekly Coffeehouse Series, International Student Food Festival, stu
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Students Fellowship; Jewish Students Organization; Muslim Students Organization; Kosher/Halal Kitchen & Prayer Space; Buddhist meditation; Catholic community; Institute of Advanced Theology; The Circle
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Organization, Black Student Organization, International Students Organization, Latin American Students Organization, Burma Project, Ghana Project, Nicaragua Project, Human Rights Project, Hindu Cultural Socie
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest airport Albany, NY (60), New York City (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Rhinecliff (6)
  • Distance to nearest bus Kingston (8)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 44%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 51
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 46%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 65%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 77%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (93%), women's dorms (6%), cooperative housing (1%)
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 1,320
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Levy Economics Institute, Center for Curatorial Studies, Ecology Field Station/National Estuarine Research Reserve, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Center for music, film and electronic integrated arts
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Number Of Subscriptions 13,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 90m line databases, Hannah Arendt collection, Bard family papers, Senior Project collection, Marius Bewley collection, Olin Dows collection, 2-day book delivery from multi-campus consortial collection of 4 million+ volumes, digital Bluecher archive.
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 75
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 1,200
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,000
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 286,000
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 450
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,320
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,650
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 45%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 50%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural