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

Admission Requirements

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.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Bard College at Simon's Rock uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)

Considered but not required

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Bard College at Simon's Rock, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 121 182 303
Admitted students 100 163 263
Enrolled students 58 90 148
Acceptance rate 82.6% 89.6% 86.8% 64%
Yield 58% 55.2% 56.3% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Not Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Not Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Admission Deadlines

February 1

  • Early action application

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

May 31

  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

June 1

  • Regular application

December 1

  • Applicants notification date
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

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