College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
Bard landed the #836 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
Bard is also ranked #56 out of 142 schools in New York.
Bard College has an acceptance rate of 60%, 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 Bard.
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 Bard it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Bard College is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bard College 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.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bard the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,118 undergraduates at Bard with 1,793 being full-time and 325 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 Bard, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bard, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,888 a year. That adds up to $23,552 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bard is 2.2%. 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.
Contact details for Bard are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|General Social Sciences||142||$24,172|
|Fine & Studio Arts||110||$17,518|
|English Literature (Other)||85||$19,624|
|Biological & Physical Science||81||$30,818|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||1||NA|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||NA|
|Natural Resources Conservation||0||NA|
*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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