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."
Why Choose Bard?
Our Students Tell Their StoriesWhy 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.
Open House for Accepted Students
Saturday, April 8, 2017Open House is for Accepted Students and their families. Enjoy a day at Bard exploring our beautiful Annandale-on-Hudson campus, speaking with current students, meeting one-on-one with faculty, learning about the first year program and beyond, taking a campus tour, touring dorms and facilities, and so much more! The day begins at 9:00am with Check-In and ends at 4:00pm after the Forum with the President. Lunch will be served. List of the day's events to be posted in March!
Students who have been admitted to Bard through our Early Application process can register now—log-in to the registration form using your Bard Applicant Portal username (email address) and password. Registration is required.
NOTE: Students who applied to Bard through Regular Decision will not receive their decision notifications until the end of March 2017.
Important Message from BardIn 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.
What the call for “extreme vetting” and the ban on immigration from certain nations mean for colleges and universities is not yet clear. What remains clear is Bard's commitment to sustaining the principle of non-discrimination by reason of race, religion, or national identity. Bard is part of an international community of students and scholars, and it will hold fast to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff from all over the world. Expand