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Bard College at Simon’s Rock Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bard College at Simon's Rock ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

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

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bard College at Simon's Rock was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Simon's Rock is ranked #546 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Simon's Rock held the #663 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Simon's Rock also holds the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Simon’s Rock?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Bard College at Simon's Rock you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Simon's Rock, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 6 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bard College at Simon's Rock enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Simon’s Rock

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 401 undergraduates at Simon's Rock with 391 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

Simon’s Rock Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 93.40 out of 100, Simon’s Rock is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.40 out of 100
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How Much Does Bard College at Simon’s Rock Cost?

The overall average net price of Simon's Rock is $33,769. 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 +
$26,265 $30,662 $27,911 $36,060 $42,093

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 45% of students took out student loans averaging $8,714 a year. That adds up to $34,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simon's Rock is 3.2%. 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. Unfortunately, this is 18% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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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 surrounding location of Great Barrington is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Bard College at Simon's Rock

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
Fine & Studio Arts 15 NA
General Psychology 11 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 NA
Writing Studies 6 NA
Mathematics 5 NA
Literature 5 NA
General Biology 5 NA
Computer Science 5 NA
Political Science & Government 4 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4 NA

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