Bard College

Annandale Road, Annandale-on-hudson, NY 12504-5000
Tel: (845)758-6822
Private not-for-profit | 2,353 students
Since its inception almost 150 years ago, Bard College has maintained a fervent commitment to liberal arts and sciences education. It has done so by establishing a challenging academic program and fostering the interchange of ideas between a faculty of the highest caliber and an exemplary student body. This interaction is at the heart of classical education and serves as the cornerstone of a democratic civilization.

School Overview:

Bard College
CountyDutchess County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
246 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,353 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,242 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
111 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,051 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
302 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted35%64%

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1860, Bard is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences, offering the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: Arts, Languages and Literature, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Studies.
  • As a residential college, Bard provides an exquisite campus setting in which students pursue their academic interests and craft a rich social life. The fusion of two historic estates, Bard's park-like campus covers more than 500 acres of fields and forested land bordering the Hudson River.
  • The liberal arts and progressive curricular traditions coexist in the Bard education, uniting the goals of both the generalist and the specialist in a program of study that has made Bard a place of innovation in higher education and a force for the rebirth of intellectual thought in public life.
  • Bard offers the following graduate degrees: master of arts in curatorial studies; master of arts and doctor of philosophy in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture; master of fine arts; master of fine arts in conducting; master of fine arts in photography; master of arts in teaching; and master of science in environmental policy. It also offers two dual degrees, a master of science and master of arts in conjunction with the Garden History and Landscape Studies Program of The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts. Design, and Culture; and a master of science and doctor of laws in conjunction with Pace University Law School.
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Nearby Schools:

Bard College
0 mi. away
Vassar College
21.4 mi. away
Excelsior College
49.0 mi. away

View all schools in: New York, Dutchess , Annandale-On-Hudson, Zip 12504

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