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Campus & Student Life at Bard College

Home to about 2,118 undergraduates in 2020, Bard is a small, private college located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Bard offers a “study abroad” program.

Bard Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 18.0% of the student population at Bard. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bard Disability Services.

Bard for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bard does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bard Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bard for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bard College

Bard offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bard College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bard College

Bard has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,118 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,793 (84.7%). Part-time attendance was 325 (15.3%).


Bard College is Ranked #143 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bard receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Bard #143 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bard College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bard by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bard Diversity Guide.

Bard College Competes in the NCAA

Bard has a total of 225 student athletes, 110 men and 115 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bard College Athletics

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