College Deliberately: Bard College

Bard College is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes culture, citizenship and career located in the town of Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Social Sciences and Fine/Studio Arts.

Bard College

place Annandale Road, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
phone Phone: (845) 758-6822
web Web: http://www.bard.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Bard College Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accredited 1922-01-01 2026-01-01
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Bard College Mission Statement

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Student Centeredness

2.4 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

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Students with disabilities:
18% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bard College is in NCAA Division III without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Soccer Women’s 25
Baseball Men’s 23
Soccer Men’s 22

The complete list of sports at Bard College is available for members.

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Tuition for Bard College is in the 98.6 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as extraordinarily expensive.
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