Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,304
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,481 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bard College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,181 applications and 2,912 students were granted admission. Bard College is at the #54 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bard College's tuition was $50,704 for all students regardless of residency (89.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 66% of Bard College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,609 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bard College in 2016-2017, was 217, which is 48% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,700 (which is 3.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bard College has enrolled a total of 2,304 students (2,214 students full-time and 90 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,304 students, 57 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 1,970 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 334 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 55%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 17%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 6%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 7 largest majors offered at Bard College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 36% 105
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 46
Education 12% 36
Natural Resources And Conservation 11% 32
Social Sciences 3% 10
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 8
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bard College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Bard College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,500. Last year, out of the total 420 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 370 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 391 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 336 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,500 $35,900
Employment Rate 88% 86%
Total Graduates 420 391

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