Unique Opportunity for High School Juniors Living Close to Bard
High-achieving high school juniors, who live within a 120-mile radius from Bard College, are invited to apply to Bard from May 1 to June 1, through Bard's Entrance Exam for Early Admission. There is no application fee. Students offered admission to Bard will be admitted as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Advanced Achievement Scholars and will be welcomed to start college courses at Bard starting with our distinctive Language and Thinking program in August.
Bard Office of Admission Replaces Campus Tours with Virtual Let's Meet Sessions
The Bard College Office of Admission canceled all campus tours through Friday, July 31 and replaced them with online Let's Meet sessions.
Let's Meet sessions will allow prospective students and their families to join virtual information and Q&A sessions hosted by an admission counselor and a current Bard student. You can register for these sessions by going to this webpage.
We know this is a difficult time. We wish you well and hope that you will reach out to us if you have any questions at all.
Virtual Events for Prospective Students
Virtual events for prospective students are posted in this calendar—where you can register for the events—or see below for a view of the events. These events may be panels, classes, Q&As or performances and will be hosted by Bard president, Leon Botstein, faculty, staff, current students, parents and/or alumni/ae.
Click on a date in the calendar to register. You can register for as many virtual events as you'd like. We will be adding events to the calendar on a regular basis, so please check back! We will also email you when events are added.
In the beginning of June, new virtual events will be posted! In the meantime, please enjoy the recordings of past events.
Did You Know?
You do not need to take the SAT or ACT to apply to Bard.
There is NO application fee to apply to Bard College!
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.
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Learn more about Bard College’s academic life, student life, and admissions process directly from students, faculty, and staff. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts!