Bard College

Bard College

Founded in 1860, Bard is an independent, four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences that inspires curiosity, a love of learning, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs and Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between learning and active engagement outside the classroom. Bard graduates succeed in the workplace as well as in graduate school.


  • Visit Us: Reserve a student-guided tour of campus and explore the Hudson Valley. During your stay, you can attend an information session with an admission counselor and ask any questions in person. Class visits are available in the spring to accepted students. More at
  • Campus Tour Video: Join Bard College tour guides as they lead you around campus or take a look at the full video gallery at
  • Admission Events and Webinars: Discovery Day for prospective students takes place in October and there is an Open House for Accepted Students in April. In November, the Immediate Decision Application Plan (IDP) is available to strong candidates who feel that Bard is their top choice. Webinars, where you can interact with faculty, students, and staff are held throughout the academic year and are announced on Bard’s admission website.
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