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.
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
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.