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

Saturday Tours in April

Along with our weekday tours, we've added tours on Saturday, April 5, (April 12 is Open House for Accepted Students), April 19 and April 26. Tour the campus and learn about Bard's unique academic curriculum and first year experience! For more info, click here!

First-Year Experience in Berlin

Learn more about spending one or both semesters of your first year at Bard's newest global campus at Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University!


Student: Julia DeFabo ’14

Julia DeFabo ’14

Julia studies anthropology, French, and Africana studies at Bard. Her interest in Western representations of African art has brought her a long way from her hometown near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—as a Bard student she’s interned at an Atlanta museum and will spend a semester in Senegal studying the nation’s language and culture.
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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."

Visit Options for Accepted Students

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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.

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