Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 372
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 6:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 345 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 at Simon's Rock is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 303 applications and 263 students were granted admission. Bard College at Simon's Rock is at the #85 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.
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bard College at Simon's Rock's tuition was $51,735 for all students regardless of residency (93.1% 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
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Bard College at Simon's Rock's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 26% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,795 (which is 9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2016-2017, was 65, which is 56% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,115 (which is 3.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bard College at Simon's Rock has enrolled a total of 372 students (357 students full-time and 15 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 372 students, 2 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 56%

Non-resident alien: 13%

Asian: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

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
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 16
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6% 10
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 6
History 1% 2
Physical Sciences 1% 2
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 2
Social Sciences 1% 2
Psychology 1% 2

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 at Simon's Rock 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 at Simon's Rock graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,500. Last year, out of the total 100 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 100 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 144 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 118 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,500 $29,200
Employment Rate 100% 82%
Total Graduates 100 144

Campus Location

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