November 10, 2015

President Botstein Reflects on the Admission Process

Bard College President Leon Botstein addresses prospective students at the close of the Early Action/Early Decision season. As you review colleges and consider your options, you may be asking what makes Bard different. Watch president Botstein offer his thoughts on applying for colleges, the character of the Bard community, and why learning here is "a matter of joy and enthusiasm."

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