Bard Class Profile

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Bard College's class of 2021
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 22 countries, bringing with them their passion, creativity, and intellectual engagement.

College Facts

Academic 

  • 2016–17 academic year: 1,276 classes
  • Tutorials: 120
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 9.8/1
  • Class size: 
    2–9 students: 35%
    10–19 students: 46%
    20–29 students: 17%
    30–29 students: 2%
Faculty 2016–2017
  • Total: 287
  • Full time: 156
  • Women: 43%
  • Men:  57%
  • Faculty of Color: 15%
  • Terminal degree of full-time faculty: 89%
SATs/ACT
Bard College has been test optional for over 40 years.
 

Who Are They?

Incoming Students

  • First-year students: 471
  • Public high school: 57%
  • Independent high school: 42%
  • Homeschool (partial or complete): 1%
  • Identifies as: Male: 40%
  • Identifies as: Female: 60%
Geographic Distribution
  • States: 38 + Puerto Rico
  • Countries/Territories: 22
  • New England: 17.2%
  • New York: 29.5%
  • Mid–Atlantic: 41.2%
  • South/Southeast: 5.7%
  • Southwest: 3.8%
  • Midwest: 4.9%
  • West: 16.1%
International/Dual: 17.4%

Ethnic Diversity
  • African American/Black: 11%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 11%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 9%
  • Multiracial: 4%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Unknown: 9%
  • White/Non-Hispanic: 54%

 

Bard by the Numbers

Financial Aid

  • Received Bard institutional aid: 67%
  • Average institutional aid: $42,483
  • Average aid package total: $47,508 (includes loans, work study and grants. The class of 2021 received additional aid in the following breakdown: 10% loans, work study 3%, 87% grants).
  • Total Bard aid awarded to first-years (2017-18): $13.5 million
  • Total aid awarded (2017–18): $50 million
  • Average debt: $29,424 (Those who graduated in May 2017.)
  • Pell Grant recipients (2017-18): 24%
Fees
  • Tuition: $52,226
  • Room and board: $15,066
  • Fees:
    • Health Service: $470
    • Student Activity Fee: $210
    • Security Deposit & ID: $230
    • Additional board for first-year students (Language and Thinking, Citizen Science): $1,585
  • Total first year: $69,787
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