Bard College Overview
Located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, Bard College is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Annandale-On-Hudson draws many to the area.
What Is Bard College Known For?
- Students at Bard may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
- The 3% student loan default rate at Bard is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Bard.
- In 2017-2018, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Bard to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Bard College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bard.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bard has earned from around the web.
|#20||Best Biological & Physical Science Schools||College Factual|
|#20||Best Biological & Physical Sciences Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Bard College?
Contact details for Bard are given below.
|Address:||Annandale Road, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000|
How Do I Get Into Bard?
You can apply to Bard online at: www.bard.edu/admission/firstyear
Admission Requirements for Bard
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bard?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Can I Afford Bard College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bard, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,407 a year. That adds up to $29,628 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bard is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Bard College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 347 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,793 full-time undergraduates at Bard, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bard College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||153|
|Hispanic or Latino||242|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Bard College. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Bard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.
Online Learning at Bard College
Bard College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||146||30||3||179|
|General Social Sciences||0||157||0||0||157|
|Biological & Physical Science||0||82||0||0||82|
|English Literature (Other)||0||72||0||0||72|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||55||0||0||0||55|
|Other Visual Art||0||0||43||0||43|
|Business Administration & Management||0||0||20||0||20|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||16||0||16|
|Natural Resources Conservation||0||0||11||0||11|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||2||0||2|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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