Bard Class Profile

Class of 2022

Class of 2022

Bard College’s Class of 2022
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 36 states and 26 countries, bringing with them their passion, creativity, and intellectual engagement.

College Facts

Academic 

  • 2017–18 academic year: 1,242 classes
  • Tutorials: 128
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9.3/1
  • Class size: 
    2–9 students: 39%
    10–19 students: 41%
    20–29 students: 18%
    30–39 students: 2%
Faculty 2017–18
  • Total: 297
  • Identifies as female: 42%
  • Identifies as male: 58%
  • Faculty of color: 15%
  • Full-time faculty with a terminal degree: 87%
SAT/ACT
Bard College has been test optional for over 40 years.
 

Who Are They?

Incoming Students

  • First-year students: 486
  • Public high school: 53%
  • Independent high school: 46%
  • Homeschool (partial or complete): 1%
  • Identifies as female: 60%
  • Identifies as male: 40%
Geographic Distribution
  • New England: 13%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 38%*
  • South/Southeast: 7%
  • Southwest: 2%
  • Midwest: 5%
  • West: 18%
  • International/dual: 17%

    *New York: 27%
States: 36 + Puerto Rico
Countries/Territories: 26

Ethnic Diversity
  • African American/Black: 8%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 12%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 13%
  • Multiracial: 5%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Unknown: 7%
  • White/non-Hispanic: 54%

 

Bard by the Numbers

Financial Aid

  • Received Bard institutional aid: 74%
  • Average institutional aid: $43,745
  • Average aid package total: $49,336 (includes loans, work study, and grants)
    The Class of 2022 received aid in the following categories: 8% loans, 2% work study, and 90% grants.
  • Total Bard aid awarded to first-years (2018–19): $15.2 million
  • Total aid awarded (2018–19): $51.1 million
  • Average debt: $27,726 (those who graduated in May 2018)
  • Pell Grant recipients (2018–19): 24%
Fees 201819 
  • Tuition: $54,210
  • Room and board: $17,074*
  • Fees:
    • Health Service: $470
    • Security deposit: $225
  • Total first year: $71,979
*The room-and-board cost for first-year students includes the August Language and Thinking and January Citizen Science Programs.
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