About Bard College

  • Our Campus

    Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus at our main location in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York. Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus at our main location in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York. MORE >>
  • Academic Excellence

    Bard provides a challenging academic program, a supportive environment that fosters a collaborative interchange of ideas and access to world-class scholarship and research. Bard provides a challenging academic program, a supportive environment that fosters a collaborative interchange of ideas and access to world-class scholarship and research. MORE >>
  • Historic Past

    Founded in 1860 as St. Stephen’s College for men, Bard has transformed and grown over the years. Since the 1970s, the College has built on its academic legacy, creating new programs in a changing educational landscape. Founded in 1860 as St. Stephen’s College for men, Bard has transformed and grown over the years. Since the 1970s, the College has built on its academic legacy, creating new programs in a changing educational landscape. MORE >>
  • Our Students

    Bard students are ambitious, creative, and curious. They come from across the country and around the world to create a unique learning community. Bard students are ambitious, creative, and curious. They come from across the country and around the world to create a unique learning community. MORE >>
  • Global Network

    Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. MORE >>
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Support Bard College

Gifts to Bard College build the endowment, enable significant capital improvement projects, support scholarships, and strengthen the annual operations of the College.

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, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our 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.

Our Locations

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.

Civic Engagement

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

Engagement with diverse viewpoints, lifestyles, and backgrounds is essential to the Bard College education. The expression of difference within the campus community challenges Bard students to be curious and questioning throughout their lives. Through the Bard Network, students participate in the world beyond campus, gaining the tools to become active citizens in a global society.