About Bard

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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 1,900 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 380 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus more than 1,200 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 6,000 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.

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Where in the world is Bard?

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Working to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

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Forging connections between liberal education and democracy

1,900 Undergraduate Students
297 Faculty Members
380 Graduate Students
10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
1,200 Early College Students
Our Campuses

Our Campuses

Bard College is located in New York’s Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City. Undergraduates share the beautiful 1,000-acre campus with the students and faculty of a conservatory of music, several graduate programs, and affiliated institutes and research centers, all of which enrich the undergraduate experience with lectures, concerts, and exhibitions.​ Campuses in New York City, Boston, California, Germany, and Russia bring Bard's mission to the world. From urban settings to rural, from programs at small colleges to large universities, Bard is a global institution for the 21st century.
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