Ways to Visit Bard
Before making plans to visit Bard College, please review the New York State Advisory Guide found here to determine what protocols you must follow based on where you will be traveling from. Everyone traveling from outside the United States must submit the New York State Traveler Form found here.
We are offering a variety of ways to visit campus: in-person campus tours, self-guided walking tours, audio-guided driving tours, and live virtual tours.
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.
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 2020–21 Fulbright U.S. students. Bard had nine recipients in 2020–21, placing the College in the top 15 among BA institutions. This is the third year in a row Bard has made the list, and the fourth time in the past five years.
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
Virtual Event Recordings
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