Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, MA 02138


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 219
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing No
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)

Longy School of Music of Bard College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 63 applications and 54 students were granted admission. Longy School of Music of Bard College is at the #84 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
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Longy School of Music of Bard College's tuition was $37,900 for all students regardless of residency (41.5% 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, 100% of Longy School of Music of Bard College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 20% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,775 (which is 31.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2016-2017, was 1, which is 20% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,444 (which is 7.7% below 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, Longy School of Music of Bard College has enrolled a total of 219 students (186 students full-time and 33 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 219 students, 5 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 47 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 172 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Non-resident alien: 48%

White: 38%

Hispanic: 6%

Asian: 5%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Longy School of Music of 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 89% 255
Education 6% 16

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 Longy School of Music 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.

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

The Juilliard School
New York, NY
Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Harvard University
0.4 mile away
Lesley University
0.4 mile away
Cambridge College
0.9 mile away
Tufts University
2.1 mile away
Boston University
2.3 mile away
Wheelock College
2.7 mile away