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Bard College at Simon's Rock

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

Bard College at Simon's Rock is on a 210-acre campus in the small town setting of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, not far from Boston and New York City.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Student Activities

Bard College at Simon's Rock has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Bard College at Simon's Rock does not have fraternities or sororities.

Bard College at Simon's Rock has the Black Student Union. In fact, more students participate in the Black Student Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Bard College at Simon's Rock include QueerSA, Student Action Service Learning, U.S.O. (Untitled Student Organization) and Boffing.

Bard College at Simon's Rock students' favorite campus traditions are MayFest, Prom and Dance Concert.

Does Bard College at Simon's Rock Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for senior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 92%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 347
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 320
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 7%

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Bard College at Simon's Rock students live on campus. In 2022, 92% of undergrads at Bard College at Simon's Rock lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bard College at Simon's Rock. There are 347 spots available in on-campus housing for all 343 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 320 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 92% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers coed housing.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Athletics

At Bard College at Simon's Rock there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Bard College at Simon's Rock:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Racquetball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Bard College at Simon's Rock Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bard College at Simon's Rock is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bard College at Simon's Rock campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Bard College at Simon's Rock has security escorts, late night transport.

Plan a Visit to Bard College at Simon's Rock

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Bard College at Simon's Rock, take Interstate 90 to Great Barrington, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.

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