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What Makes Us Special

About Bard College

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a highly selective, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences, offering undergraduate degrees in the sciences, the arts, languages and literature, and social studies; and graduate degrees in teaching, curatorial studies, fine arts, environmental studies, and decorative arts. Through small classes, tutorials, and individualized programs, Bard students are able to work closely and intensively with a faculty of scholars, researchers, and artists who are preeminent in their disciplines.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics570-680
Critical Reading590-690

* Submission of test scores not required.

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 55%
Men 45%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 85.4%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$28,261

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 96%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 479 138 5 0 622

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