Bard Class Profile

Class of 2019

Bard College's class of 2019

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 34 states and 20 countries, bringing with them their passion, creativity, and intellectual engagement.

Who Are They?

Incoming Students

  • First-year students: 474
  • Applications received: 7,053
  • Admitted: 32%
  • Matriculated: 474
  • Active waitlist: 167
  • Admitted from waitlist: 11%
  • Male: 44%
  • Female: 56%
  • Public school: 58%
  • Other: 41%
  • Homeschooled (partial or complete): <1%

Early Decision

  • Applicants: 68
  • Admitted: 57%
  • Matriculated: 95%

Early Action 

  • Applicants: 1,547
  • Admitted: 60%
  • Matriculated: 36%
  • Matriculated (gap year): 8/1%

Immediate Decision Plan

  • Applicants: 170
  • Admitted: 85%
  • Matriculated: 39%

Bard Entrance Examination

  • Applicants: 56
  • Admitted: 16%
  • Matriculated: 44%
  • Matriculated (gap year): 11%

Transfer Students

  • Applicants, Fall ’15: 365
  • Admitted, Fall ’15: 58% 
  • Matriculated, Fall ’15: 23%
  • Male: 56%
  • Female: 44%

Where Do They Come From?

Geographic Distribution

  • States: 34
  • Countries: 20
  • New England: 14%
  • New York: 23%
  • Mid–Atlantic: 13%
  • South/Southeast: 8.5%
  • Southwest: 1%
  • Midwest: 4%
  • West: 17%
  • International/Dual: 24%

Ethnic Diversity

  • Multiracial: 25%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 14%
  • African American/Black: 10%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 15%
  • Native American: <1%
  • Other/unknown: 22%
  • White/non–Hispanic: 39%

Rank in Class  

  • Reporting: 20%
  • Top 10%: 49%
  • Top 25%: 76%
  • Top 50%: 96%

SATs/ACT

  • SAT: reported scores: 60%
  • Critical reading:  
    median: 640
    mid 50%: 580–680
    Math: 
    median: 620
    mid 50%: 560–690

  • ACT: reported scores: 137/30%
  • Median: 28
    mid 50%: 24–30

Bard by the Numbers

Financial Aid

  • 60% received Bard institutional aid
  • $40,938 Average aid package:
    14% loans, 86% grants
    $36,502 Institutional aid
  • Total Bard aid awarded to first-years: $10.2 million
  • Total Bard aid 2014–2015: $44 million
  • Average debt: $26,599

Academic Facts

  • 2014–15 academic year: 1,267 classes
  • Tutorials: 13%
  • Class size: 
    2–10 students: 33%
    10–20 students: 51%
    20–25 students: 14%
    30+ students: 2%
  • First- to second-year retention: 88%

Faculty 2014–2015

  • Total: 287
  • Full time: 210
  • Tenure track: 126
  • Minority: 19%
  • International: 26%
  • Women: 41%
  • Men:  59%

Fees

  • Tuition: $49,226
  • Room and board: $14,118
  • Health Service: $470
  • Fees: $255 + $225 security deposit
  • Additional board for first-year students (Language and Thinking, Citizen Science): $1,388
  • Total first year: $65,682

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