Welcome to Bard College Admission

  • This is Bard

    Discover Bard and embark on an extraordinary journey. Discover Bard and embark on an extraordinary journey. MORE >>
  • Academic Excellence

    Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research. Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research. MORE >>
  • Steeped in History

    Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus. The historic Stone Row bustles with students in transit. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus. The historic Stone Row bustles with students in transit. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto MORE >>
  • Citizen Science

    First-year students in the Citizen Science program come to understand the impact of science and mathematics on everyday life, regardless of their chosen major. First-year students in the Citizen Science program come to understand the impact of science and mathematics on everyday life, regardless of their chosen major. MORE >>
  • Conservatory of Music

    The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn a bachelor's degree in music and a B.A. in another field. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn a bachelor's degree in music and a B.A. in another field. MORE >>
  • Raptor Pride

    Both club sports and varsity athletics feature prominently in campus life. Bard's landscaped grounds and first-rate athletic fields provide an idyllic setting for sports and recreation. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto Both club sports and varsity athletics feature prominently in campus life. Bard's landscaped grounds and first-rate athletic fields provide an idyllic setting for sports and recreation. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto MORE >>
  • Student Life

    The Orcapelicans constitute just one of nearly one hundred clubs where students bring their passion to life, whether it be for performance, political action, cultural awareness, or the next big idea. The Orcapelicans constitute just one of nearly one hundred clubs where students bring their passion to life, whether it be for performance, political action, cultural awareness, or the next big idea. MORE >>
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Profiles

Student: Lucy Flamm ‘15

Lucy Flamm ‘15

Lucy Flamm, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a history major with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. Lucy is active on campus and off, taking advantage of interdisciplinary study, funded summer internships, and the freedom to start her own campus club.
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Welcome to Bard College Admission

Is Bard right for you?

Is Bard right for you?
Bard students are ambitious, creative, and curious.
They acquire their Bard education actively—the enthusiasm, hard work, and high level of engagement they bring to obtaining it stand them in excellent stead for the rest of their lives. Bard students are lifetime learners, distinguished by their leadership, service, and interest in the wider world.

Begin Your College Experience at Bard College Berlin

Are you ready to study abroad now? Why wait until your junior year? Students in Bard's Begin in Berlin program spend all or part of their first year at Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University, participating in an intellectual community like no other. With small, discussion-based classes taught in English, an innovative and challenging curriculum, an international student body, and a world-class faculty, Bard College Berlin provides a truly unique experience. Click here to learn more about Bard's first-year program at our newest global campus.

The Bard Entrance Examination

The Bard application option designed to give motivated students an alternative to the traditional admission process. The Bard Entrance examination is an online essay test open to high school juniors and seniors. Completion of the test is equivalent to an application for admission, and those who score a B+ or higher will be admitted to the College. Bard's traditional application methods remain available, and there are no negative consequences for choosing one of these options.

Bard President Leon Botstein: SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud

President Botstein writes that the recent updates to the SAT are too little, too late. "The SAT needs to be abandoned and replaced." (Time)

The Grateful Grads Index: Bard Among Forbes Top ROI Colleges

Bard College lands at number 15 on the Forbes list of top 50 colleges for return on investment. (Forbes)

Viewbook 2013–2014

Education for a Common Good