About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs. Now, more than 1,900 undergraduates study in Annandale and 600 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our high schools and early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.
Bard's historic main campus is located along the Hudson River in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. This rural setting is home to Bard's undergraduate program and many Bard institutes. Satellite campuses from New York City to St. Petersburg offer students many additional opportunities to learn.
Bard College is committed to forging connections between liberal education and democracy. Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement promotes and sustains projects that link students, faculty, and administrators with the most important issues facing society.
Sustainability at Bard
Bard engages in sustainability efforts on multiple fronts. The College offers academic programs in environmental policy and engages students in regional and national sustainability efforts. The work of the Bard community is taking the Annandale campus closer to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.
Diversity at Bard
From Hannah Arendt to Chinua Achebe, Bard College has historically been a sanctuary from ethnic, political, religious, and other forms of intolerance. We embody this legacy today with a strong investment in both local and global initiatives, from our Center for Civic Engagement to the Bard Prison Initiative and High School Early Colleges, as well as with our programs in Bishkek, Berlin, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, and St. Petersburg.
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