81%

Acceptance Rate

$27,815

Avg.Financial Aid

174896

FAFSA Code

About Bard College at Simons Rock

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

396

Website

www.simons-rock.edu/

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private university located in Great Barrington, MA. The university covers an area of 275 acres. Bard College at Simon's Rock was founded in the year 1964. Across all the courses offered at Bard College at Simon's Rock, the enrolment stands at 398. The school has an academic staff of 56 who teach various courses to the students. Around 99% of the students are 24 and under at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Shedding some light on gender distribution at BCSR, around 60% of the students are females and 40% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 56 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Alison Bechdel (Novelist, Cartoonist), Joel Coen (Television producer, Film Producer), Ethan Coen (Television producer, Film Producer), and John McWhorter (Linguist, Author). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 82 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the Bard College at Simon's Rock is around $26 million.

Location & Contact

Address

84 Alford Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4136444400
Fax: 4135410081
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

81%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 1 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Bard College at Simon's Rock, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702, or call (413) 644-4400.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$40,985

Average Annual Cost

$53,682

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,400

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,916

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,000

Total One Year Cost

$71,998

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to BCSR. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $74,264. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($56,901), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,363), and budget for other expenses ($1,000). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

6:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

66%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

103 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

Computer Science

7 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

7 Graduates

Engineering, General

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Psychology, General

4 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

4 Graduates

Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

3 Graduates

Biology, General

2 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2 Graduates

History

2 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Cultural Studies/Critical Theory an...

1 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Literature

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

396

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

22%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

52% White

6% Unknown

8% Black

3% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

18% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

68%

Out Of State

15%

In State

17%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$75,504 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Llama

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,363 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at BCSR. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. The number of female and male students at the college are 40% and 60%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$21,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$32,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,619

$14,619

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$152 - 152

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,815

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,659

Students Receiving State Aid

1%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,600

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

93%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,056

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$42,428

$30K - $48K

$38,031

$48K - $75K

$40,782

$75K - $110K

$32,633

> $110K

$26,600

In case the students at Bard College at Simon's Rock face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Bard College at Simon's Rock is around $31,148 and the federal grant is $4,959. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,360 as well as institutional aid worth $31,148.

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