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Bard College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1860
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,735
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $180,559,618
Admissions Address

PO Box 5000
Annandale on Hudson, NY 12504

Website

http://www.bard.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@bard.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary Backlund
Admissions office telephone: (845) 758-7472
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A 4
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
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
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 29%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 60%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 25%
Total applicants: 4,828
Total acceptances: 1,382
Total freshman enrollment: 498
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 22%
Male applicants: 2,221
Male acceptances: 550
Male freshman enrollment: 232
 
Female applicants: 2,607
Female acceptances: 832
Female freshman enrollment: 266
Out-of-state freshmen: 73%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 768
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 263
Students enrolled from waiting list: 10

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 63%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 85%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 45%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 82%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 62%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: 640 – 690
Combined: –

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A 22.0%
600-699 N/A 51.0%
500-599 N/A 27.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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