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.
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
Bard College Viewbook
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