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Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Robert Kelly is Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and codirector of the Written Arts Program at Bard College. He has been on the Bard faculty since 1961, founding the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts writing program in 1980. He is the author of more than 50 books of poetry, and his numerous grants and awards include recognition from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
You love to learn. You've always asked the difficult questions. Now you wonder where college can take you. If you're ready to refine your talents and find what inspires you, then you've come to the right place. Explore Bard's rich academic tradition and vibrant campus life. Think beyond what is known to seek what is possible. Discover Bard.