Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community. Bard’s undergraduate program is based in Annandale, but students can take advantage of many opportunities outside the region, with Bard programs from New Orleans to Budapest. Bard’s philosophy is that colleges can and should play a broad role in education; for this reason, Bard operates or partners with a number of high schools and graduate schools. Many Bard College undergraduate students began at Bard Early Colleges, or pursue a master’s degree through Bard in conjunction with or after completing their bachelor’s.
Bard College at Simon's Rock. Photo by Bill Tipper
Other U.S. Programs
Bard College's initiatives reach far beyond Annandale with campuses in New York City, Boston, California, and other U.S. locations.
International Programs Bard Abroad
offers students a wide range of opportunities to engage in international dialogue with study abroad opportunities as well as campus-based programs such as the Institute for International Liberal Education
and the Program in International Education (PIE)