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.
|County||Dutchess County, NY|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|246 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,353 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,242 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||111 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||2,051 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||302 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||1%||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
- 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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