Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bard College at Simon’s Rock Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bard College at Simon's Rock was awarded 36 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

Simon's Rock was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Simon’s Rock?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 94%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Simon's Rock is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Simon's Rock it is much better at 6 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bard College at Simon's Rock has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 343 undergraduates at Simon's Rock with 328 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

How Much Does Bard College at Simon’s Rock Cost?

The overall average net price of Simon's Rock is $32,232. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Simon’s Rock

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$27,453 $24,362 $31,974 $34,721 $38,157

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Simon's Rock, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Simon's Rock, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,379 a year. That adds up to $33,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simon's Rock is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Simon’s Rock Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Simon's Rock with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,500 in their early years. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Bard College at Simon’s Rock make the most money.

Location of Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Simon's Rock is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Simon's Rock are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
Phone: 413-644-4400

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 9 NA
General Psychology 8 NA
Computer Science 7 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 7 NA
Other Social Sciences 5 NA
Mathematics 5 NA
General Engineering 5 NA
Economics 5 NA
Philosophy 2 NA
Music 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bard College at Simon's Rock along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Simon’s Rock

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 160 students took at least one online class at Bard College at Simon's Rock. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 160 9
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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