Accepted Students

Accepted Students

A Letter from the President — 

"Please accept my congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College," writes Bard president Leon Botstein. "I want to welcome you into a college community that cherishes the life of the mind but also seeks to link the spirit of inquiry to public service and engagement with life in society."

Important Message from Bard 

In light of President Trump’s recent executive order, we write to assure you that Bard College will do everything in its power to support and protect students in all phases of their educational journeys without regard to immigration status.

Residence Life at Bard

The Bard campus offers more than 40 student residences that embrace a wide range of architectural characteristics, social styles, and sizes. All have Internet access, social rooms, kitchens, and laundries, and many boast beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains to the west. Most residence halls are coed, and roughly one-third of the rooms are singles. All first-year and sophomore Bard students are guaranteed housing; transfer students are not, although they may request on-campus housing.
Class Visits

Class Visits

There is no better way to learn about Bard than to sit in on one of our classes, and throughout the month of April, you're invited to do just that.

To sign up for a class visit, first consult this list of available classes. Next, send an email to telling us what day you're planning to come to campus and:
  1. How many classes you'd like to visit (you can sit in on up to two.)
  2. The names of three classes, in order of preference, you'd like to visit. (We'll of course try to get you into your first choice/s, but this is not always possible.)
We typically recommend that students sign up for a First Year Seminar class, but you're more than welcome to select anything that interests you. Accepted students are also able to visit Bard classes in New York City through the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program. This program, it should be noted, is typically only an option for Bard students in their third or fourth year.

We will respond within two business days of receiving your email. Please make sure your request is sent at least one week before the day you wish to visit. Click on "Expand" for more information. Expand for Class Visits Expand

Saturday Tours

We have Saturday tours during the month of April. Click here to sign up! 
First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

Bard College deposited first-year students may apply to spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Click to learn more about the program.

Class of 2021 Facebook Group

The official Class of 2021 Facebook Group has launched. 

Admission's Instragram

Take a look at Bard Admission Instagram! 

Bard's Bookstore

25% off Spirit Wear

Shop Bard's bookstore and get 25% off on one item. Present this coupon at the bookstore or use code IFC25 when ordering online. Download. Download

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