A Brief Introduction to Bard College
Director of Admission Mackie Siebens ’12 will take you through some important facts about Bard. The 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!
Did You Know?
Why We Don’t Give “Merit Aid”
Bard College is devoted to expanding access to high caliber 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.
Equity and Inclusion Programs at Bard
SCHOLARSHIPS · MENTORING · COMMUNITY
Equity and Inclusion Programs at Bard College support scholars from a variety of backgrounds who seek to attain a rigorous liberal arts education. With the guidance of professional staff and peer mentors, scholars create a path of personal and academic success at Bard.
Complete the form below if you qualify for one of the following: Bard’s High School Early College Opportunity (ECO) program; the New York State Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) program; or Bard’s Opportunity Program (BOP). You can find more information within the scholarship form or on the Office of Equity and Inclusion website.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom and Beyond
From our first-year components—Language and Thinking, Citizen Science, and First-Year Seminar—to the Senior Project, Bard's unique curriculum combines rigor and flexibility. Students take control of their education while immersing themselves in dynamic programs of study and engaging with their peers and the community at large. Working in small classes with an outstanding faculty, Bard students thrive. Connected both to New York City and to a global network of programs, the College enables students to engage the world from state-of-the-art facilities on our stunning 1,000-acre Hudson River Valley campus.
The Guilds at Bard
The Guilds are an exciting new opportunity at Bard! This program invites Bard students to expand on the skills learned in the classroom and apply them to hands-on manual creation. The first two guilds focus on Horticulture and Carpentry and beyond. (In fact, we just changed the Carpentry Guild name to Makers & Builders Guild because it allows for a wider range of skills acquisition, e.g. stained glass, plumbing, furniture-making, restoration.) We look forward to integrating the Guilds further into the academic community as this fledgling program develops.
The Love of Learning
"The university can be a center for and a model of cultural creation, debate, service, and political exchange among citizens of the future, one that is dominated not by commerce and a narrow definition of utility, but by a love of learning."
— Bard College President Leon Botstein
Max is a Bard alum who graduated with a BA in music. Max talks about the Fisher Center, Bard's Frank Gehry–designed center for the performing arts on North Campus.
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