Bard College

Annandale Road, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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Bard College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, which is a predominantly rural area. Bard College has a yearly student enrollment of over 2,300.

Students may select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Fine Studio Arts
  • English Language and Literature, Letters
  • Secondary Education
  • Art History

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Bard College accepts roughly 30% of applicants. Of those admitted, nearly 25% of students enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's tuition calculator to determine cost. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $6,800 annually. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Bard College is the "Raptors", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
  • Squash (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Bard College website to obtain a complete list of programs offered, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Bard College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Bard College is about 2,300, with undergraduate students making up about 88% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $49,000-$59,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,500 to $1,800 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $17,000
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid70%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$39,613
Receiving Student Loans55%$6,432
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Bard College may provide services to students including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Bard College has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years60%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2011)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bard College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bard College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


English Language and Literature

Interdisciplinary Studies

Natural Resources and Conservation

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Bard College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map