Admission

The annual first-year student picnic.
The annual first-year student picnic.

First-Year Experience in Berlin

Bard College 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 below to learn more and express interest in joining the program. A student may express interest at any time, but is not eligible to apply until he or she receives an offer of admission from Bard College.

Profiles

: Kyle Gann

Kyle Gann

"Kyle Gann's reputation as a composer is beginning to equal his renown as a writer on new music," wrote Paul Griffiths in the New York Times. Gann is an internationally known authority on American music and was new-music critic for the Village Voice from 1986 to 2005. He is the author, most recently, of No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” (2010) and Music Downtown: Writings from the Village Voice (2006).
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Congratulations 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."

Open House for All Accepted Students

Mark Your Calendars: Open House is on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Why I Chose Bard

Why choose Bard College? The unique and rigorous curriculum, stunning campus, and close relationships with faculty are a few of the reasons our students decided to make Bard their home. Here they talk about what drew them to the college in the beginning and the scholarly, creative community they've found on campus since.

News & Notes