About Bard College
On Campus Housing
There is a private university in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY called Bard College. The university covers an area of 1,000 acres. Bard College was founded in the year 1860. Bard College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Dabo tibi coronam vitae (Latin) and its official colors are red and white. Out of total 2,293 students enrolled at BC, 1,938 belong to undergraduate courses while 355 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 257 faculty. Around 97% of the students are 24 and under at Bard College. At BC around 53% are white, 14% are Non-resident alien, and 11% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Chevy Chase (Comedian, Television producer), Adrian Grenier (Television producer, Musician), Mia Farrow (Model, Actor), and Larry Hagman (Television director, Television producer) in its 160 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, BC offers around 48 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). $267 million is the total value of endowment of the Bard College.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Bard College at the 230th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to BC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $71,799 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($56,036), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($15,876), and budget for other expenses ($1,725) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$78,302 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,876 per year. Bard College offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The college has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Bard College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Bard College is around $43,130 and the federal grant is $5,495. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,830, while the institutional aid is $43,130. At BC, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $841,311 per year.