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Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

About Bard College

Building on a 160-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the works, and to meet broader student needs. Approximately 1,900 undergraduates study in Annandale-on-Hudson. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders. Bard College is not a single self-contained campus in New York, we have campuses and partnerships all over the world including programs in Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Germany, Austria and on the West Bank, to name a few. These Bard programs are rooted in civic engagement and social justice and invite students to act, not just think, when it comes to creating positive change in the world. Total enrollment for the Bard Network is now close to 6,000 students.

Bard College is a private, nonprofit college in the rural area of Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Bard College was founded in 1860. The college currently enrolls around 2,272 students per year, including 1,852 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bard College

It is moderately difficult to get into Bard College. Bard College admitted 60% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 3,096 out of 5,161 total applicants were accepted.

Bard College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%

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Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,.

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College Info

Bard College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bard College is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bard College is Mar 1.

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Bard College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

623 - 728


Reading SAT Range

673 - 740

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Wondering what life at Bard College is like? There are approximately 2,272 students enrolled at Bard College, including 1,852 undergraduate students and 420 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time.


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