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Student Stories

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Profiles

Faculty: Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker is vice president and dean for civic engagement and international affairs, and the director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is also an associate professor of political studies specializing in Russian and eastern European politics, media and politics, and education reform. For a decade, Jonathan has overseen the academic development of Bard’s international partnerships, including those in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the West Bank.
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Bard Student Profile

Bard College's class of 2017 was selected from a large and competitive applicant pool, indicating their extraordinary promise. They are a high-achieving group, with wide-ranging interests and varied backgrounds. Our first-year students come to Annandale from 38 states and 24 countries, bringing with them their passion, creativity, and intellectual engagement.

Class of 2017

Incoming Students

  • First-year students: 500
  • Applications received: 5,760
  • Admitted: 2,002
  • Matriculated: 500
  • Active waitlist: 286
  • Admitted from waitlist: 88
  • Male: 48%
  • Female: 52%
  • Public school: 59%
  • Other: 40%
  • Home schooled (partial or complete): <1%

Early Action 

  • Applicants: 747
  • Admitted: 576
  • Matriculated: 120

Transfer Students

  • Applicants: 294
  • Admitted: 154
  • Matriculated: 60
  • Male: 38%
  • Female: 62%

Rank in Class  

  • 32% reporting
  • Top 10%: 58%
  • Top 25%: 92%
  • Top 50%: 99%

SATs/ACT

  • SAT: 66% reported scores
  • Critical reading: 600-710, median 660
  • Math: 570-670, median 620
  • ACT:  23% reported scores
  • Average: 30

Ethnic Diversity

  • Multiracial: 9%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 2%
  • African American/Black: 8%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 9%
  • Other/unknown: 27%
  • White/non–Hispanic: 45%

 

 

Geographic Distribution

  • 38 states
  • 24 countries
  • New England: 22%
  • New York: 31%
  • Mid–Atlantic: 15%
  • South/Southeast: 8%
  • Southwest: 2%
  • Mid-West: 8%
  • West Coast: 14%
  • International/Dual: 24%

Financial Aid

  • 67% received Bard institutional aid
  • Average aid package: $34,000
  • Total Bard aid awarded to first-years:
    $11.8 million
  • Total aid awarded: $37.8 million

Academic Facts

  • 2012–13 academic year: 1,225 classes
  • Tutorials: 12%
  • Class size:
    2–10 students: 23%
    10–20 students: 43%
    20–25 students: 19%
    30+ students: 3%
  • First- to second-year retention: 87%
  • Six-year graduation rate: 79%

Faculty

  • Total: 265
  • FTE: 188
  • Women: 42%
  • Men: 58%
  • Terminal degree: 92%

Fees

  • Tuition: $45,730
  • Room and board: $13,502
  • Fees: $910
  • Additional board for first-year students (Language and Thinking, Citizen Science):
     $1,304
  • Total first year: $61,446

Endowment

  • $250,000,000