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Bard College


Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

United States

Phone: 845-758-7472

Fax: 845-758-5208


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 96
% Submitting Score:72%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 710
     Math Middle 50%:570 - 670
Average High School GPA:3.5
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:58%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:92%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:60%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,466
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,056
Total of accepted students who enroll: 489
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:24
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 710
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    570 - 670
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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