Over 21 percent of Bard students and faculty come from outside the United States. Bard students represent about 57 countries, from Austria to Jamaica, and Cambodia to Ethiopia. Click here to learn more about the home countries and backgrounds of Bard's class of 2017.
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Am I Considered an International Applicant?
The answer to this question is not based on geography or where you may live or study. There are many applicant categories that could be described as international in nature. But the basic, fundamental factor to determine whether you will be considered an international applicant during the admission process is your citizenship status.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen, or an undocumented resident of the United States, you will be considered an international applicant. If you are unsure of your status and intend to apply for financial aid consideration, please contact Bard's financial aid department by emailing: email@example.com
or calling 845-758-7526.
What to Include in Your International Student Application
First year international applicants have the option to apply using the Common Application or the Bard Entrance Examination. Transfer international students must apply using the Common Application option only. Please click on any of the required materials below for additional information. Students who are not US citizens who are requesting financial aid are advised to apply through the Regular Admission process.
International Transfer Students
Bard accepts international transfer students with the understanding that they will spend a minimum of two years at the College. Bard accepts transfer students for the fall and spring semesters. VIEW MORE >>
Why Liberal Arts?
Private colleges of the liberal arts and sciences exist almost exclusively in the United States. These institutions are founded on the idea that, in order to successfully participate in the global marketplace, students need to think critically. VIEW MORE >>
An Academic Degree from Bard
After fours years of study at Bard you will receive a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. A B.A. is the first step for any student wishing to continue his or her education at the graduate or professional level. VIEW MORE >>
Contacting a Current International Student
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try our best to put you in touch with a current international student from your part of the world. Please note: we also hold virtual chat sessions in April for all our accepted international students
International Student Organization
Many international students become active in Bard’s International Student Organization (ISO), which plays a large role in the social life of the College and is made up of students from all corners of the globe. Visit their Facebook page
for more information.
Weather at Bard
Students at Bard experience four distinct and beautiful seasons. On average, one can expect to see the following seasonal temperatures. VIEW MORE >>