Bard College

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Bard College


  • 50% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$34,782 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


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.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 286,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 13,000 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,320 microforms.
  • 3,320 Audio/Visual items.
  • 1,200 e-books.

Museums & Art

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



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 75 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 450 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available 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
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance


study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

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)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 77% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 44% of housing units are Singles.
  • 46% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 10% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 51 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 65% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events 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, student-run theater performances
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 115 organizations 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
  • 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 Society, Jewish Students Organization, Muslim Students Organization, Tertulia Espanola, Circolo Italiano;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Migrant Labor Project, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Queer Straight Alliance, Film Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Board, Community Garden, Emergency Medical/First Aid Services, Prison Initiative, Orchestra, Balinese Gamelan, Electro-Acoustic ensemble, Chamber Singers, Chamber ensembles, Debate Team, Entertainment Committee, WXBC Radio Station, P. I. R. A. T. E. S. , Root Cellar, Surrealist Training Circus, High Tea, Crafternoon, Dance Club, Four Square, Contradance Club, Bard Ultimate Disc, Book Exchange, Asian Film Club, Animal Rights Group, Bard Equestrian Club, Musical Theater Company, Contact Improvisation, Peer Health Educators, Wayfinder Experience
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Observer -7x semester, Free Press – 2 per month, Journal of Social Sciences – 1 per year, Bard Papers – 1 per year, Moderator – 1 per semester, Verse Noire – 1 per semester, La Voz – 2 per semester


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Albany, NY (60), New York City (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Rhinecliff (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Kingston (8)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 40% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 45% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,650
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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