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Study at Bard College in New York

Bard College, established in 1860, is a private college of liberal arts, and is situated in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 600 acres. Bard College awards bachelorís degrees in over 40 academic fields. Masterís degrees are also offered in a number of subjects. Students can also choose from dual-degree programs that are offered by Bard College. The college is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Languages and Literature
  • Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
  • Division of Social Studies
  • Division of The Arts
Bard College s athletics department fields more than 10 men s and women s sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and are nicknamed the Raptors.

Profile of Bard College

Bard College is in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Annandale-On-Hudson is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Bard College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Bard College Selectivity

Not all applicants to Bard College are accepted. Just 27% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. People seek out Bard College, and many students are from other states.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Bard College are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student enrolment

Approximately 2,297 students study at Bard College .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Bard College offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Bard College can take advantage of the school s meal plans. Students participate in Independent Northeast Region athletics.

Bard College Programs and Degrees
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Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts360liberal arts and sciences, social services, English language and literature, interdisciplinary studies
Fine Arts141 fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts44various performing arts
Science43biological and physical sciences, ecology
Education and Teaching19 secondary teaching

Contact: Bard College

Bard College

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

General Phone: (845) 758-6822


Contact: Bard College

Bard College

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

General Phone: (845) 758-6822


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