Bard College

502 reviews
  1. Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Bard College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
Annandale Road
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504
Website

Bard College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,275/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,854/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,318/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,582/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,580/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,572/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,040Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Hipster/opinionated
    27%
  • Individual
    27%
  • Smart
    27%
  • Pretentious
    13%
  • Intelligent grundgy artsy
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
70%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    50%
  • Expensive.
    25%
  • Hell
    8%
  • Hipster
    8%
  • Magical
    8%

After Bard College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
45%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

502 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    142
  • Average
    189
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    34
Second-Tier Ivy. Excellent Academic Education
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Bard is interesting. Bard offers a unique, top tier education. Bard's (so-called) proximity to NYC and other nearby intellectual hubs, has attracted an exceptional faculty. Bard is highly respected among academics, but many people (read: employers) don't know about it. I'm pretty sure I couldn't get the education anywhere else, but the same could be said about most decent colleges. All I know is that I respect my professors a lot, and that Bard has given me some amazing opportunities. With my concentration in Africana Studies, Bard has served me well. In my first semester, there was one month when I attended a lecture by Cornell West for free through a student organization one weekend; saw Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jesse Williams and more speak at the New Yorker Festival the next; and then saw an advanced screening of an award winning documentary on the Black Panthers the week after that. Still, life there can be difficult. There are so many narcissists and its so small and isolated, its hard to escape them. The Bard culture can be unpleasant at times, but as far as am concerned its worth it.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Bard is a great place to be if you are trying to figure out who you want to be. As a student, you are challenged by rigorous coursework and profesors who push you to develop ideas and opinions. Being a student at Bard means understanding the world without convention. It's one of the hardest places I've ever adapted to, but once I entered, I'm so happy to stay and grow.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago