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Bard in Brief

Founded in 1860, Bard is an independent, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree, a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music, and an M.Music degree in vocal arts.

Bard in Brief

Founded in 1860, Bard is an independent, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree, a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music, and an M.Music degree in vocal arts.

Affiliated Institutions

Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a New York City public school with campuses in Manhattan and Queens; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; B.A. at Smolny College, a joint program with Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; M.F.A., M.S. in environmental policy, M.A. in teaching, and M.A. in curatorial studies at the Annandale campus; and M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in Manhattan.

Bard’s total enrollment is 3,200 students. The undergraduate college has an enrollment of more than 1,800 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1. The College offers academic programs in four divisions.

Location and Travel

Bard College is in Annandale‑on‑Hudson, New York, on the Hudson River, 90 miles north of Manhattan and 60 miles south of Albany; north of Poughkeepsie; and across the river from Kingston, New York. There is an Amtrak station in Rhinecliff, 10 minutes from campus and 90 minutes from Penn Station in Manhattan (which is 30 minutes from New York’s airports). Stewart and Albany Airports are each an hour’s drive from Bard (car rental is the best option). Directions and a map are mailed to workshop participants upon registration. Detailed information at http://www.bard.edu/about/location