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Live Virtual Tours
Join our student tour guides who will take you on an academic walking tour of campus, while adhering to safety protocols as outlined by state and local health officials. An admission counselor will provide tour guests with an information session at the start of each tour and a Question & Answer session at the end. The virtual tour will last about 75 minutes. You can ask your questions in the chat feature or unmute your video and audio to ask your tour guides and the counselor questions directly.
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Did You Know?
Why We Don't Give “Merit Aid”
Bard College is devoted to expanding access to high calibre liberal arts education and has made significant efforts to develop innovative programs with this goal in mind. Historically, Bard has stood up to inequities in the traditional college application process that perpetuate inequality, and is a leader in reimagining college access.
Notably, the College has maintained its test optional policy for almost 50 years and does not require applicants to take or submit SAT or ACT test scores in order to apply. Bard understands the inequity built into the standardized testing industry, and has for decades been able to identify successful candidates without them. Applications are read in their entirety by multiple staff members before being reviewed by committee. Bard also does not participate in the widespread purchasing of names, most often based on standardized test scores, which many institutions use to boost their selectivity figures. Each application to Bard is given a thorough, personal review, adhering to the College’s belief that a student's achievements and potential cannot be summarized by a test score.
President Botstein Congratulates the Posse Foundation
In this video, President Botstein congratulates the Posse Foundation in celebration of the Foundation's 10,000th Posse Scholar this year with Bard's Posse 13 cohort. Under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is the administrative home to the Posse Scholars program, the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Bard Opportunity Program (BOP) and the Bard Early College Opportunity (ECO) program. OEI supports scholars from a variety of backgrounds who seek to attain a rigorous liberal arts education. Please visit here for more information on the Office of Equity and Inclusion programs.
A Brief Introduction to Bard College
Director of Admission Mackie Siebens ’12 will take you through some important facts about Bard. A fact: Bard's 1000-acre campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York is the hub of a wider, global network. Learn more about Bard and see if you can find yourself here! Click here to join our mailing list, or here to contact your regional admission counselor!
When It Comes to Future Earnings,
Liberal Arts Grads Might Get the Last Laugh
Students from liberal arts colleges don’t merely recoup their tuition dollars in the long run.
They eventually earn more than those who attended trade or business schools, a new report shows.
—The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bennett Leckrone, January 14, 2020
Bard College Is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars
Bard College is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Students and Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Five students and two scholars from Bard were awarded Fulbright awards for the year.
Virtual Event Recordings
Learn more about Bard College’s academic life, student life, and admission process directly from students, faculty, and staff. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts!