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Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA 4-Year Private
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About Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock Overview

Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Bard College at Simon's Rock was founded in 1964 and the school currently enrolls around 343 students per year, including 343 undergrads. Bard College at Simon's Rock provides housing for up to 347 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 92% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! June 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by July 15.

Student Activities at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Bard College at Simon's Rock's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Bard College at Simon's Rock students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Bard College at Simon's Rock does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Bard College at Simon's Rock has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bard College at Simon's Rock on the Student Life page.

2022 Bard College at Simon's Rock Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $61,600
Percent of Need Met 46%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $44,000

Is Bard College at Simon's Rock a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Bard College at Simon's Rock offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 66% of students who start at Bard College at Simon's Rock come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Bard College at Simon's Rock Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Bard College at Simon's Rock directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Bard College at Simon's Rock meets 46% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $44,000 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $5,674 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Based on this information, how does Bard College at Simon's Rock sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Bard College at Simon's Rock a good school for you?

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Where is Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Bard College at Simon's Rock is located in the small town setting of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston and New York City.

If you want to see Bard College at Simon's Rock for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Great Barrington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bard College at Simon's Rock and Great Barrington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

84 Alford Road Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bard College at Simon's Rock Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bard College at Simon's Rock is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bard College at Simon's Rock is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Bard College at Simon's Rock Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$79,520

In State

$79,520

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$61,600
$61,600
Fees
$720
$720
Housing
$17,200
$17,200
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Bard College at Simon's Rock is like? There are approximately 343 students enrolled at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from MA and 68% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

32%

In State

68%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

343

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$62,320

Out-of-State

$62,320

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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