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Bard College at Simon’s Rock Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bard College at Simon's Rock? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Simon's Rock offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

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

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2021 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 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Simon's Rock as #546 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Simon's Rock is also ranked #38 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Simon’s Rock?

Acceptance Rate

Bard College at Simon's Rock has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Simon's Rock.

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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 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100
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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 77%. 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  77 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Simon’s Rock

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 398 undergraduates at Simon's Rock with 392 being full-time and 6 being part-time.

Simon’s Rock Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major 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 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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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
Website: www.simons-rock.edu/

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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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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