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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.
Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt is an artist in residence in film and electronic arts at Bard College. Her 2010 film Meek's Cutoff competed for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. The New York Times said of the film, "Ms. Reichardt is too wise and self-assured a filmmaker to offer easy answers. Meek's Cutoff is . . . a bracingly original foray into territory that remains, in every sense, unsettled."
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.