Bard College

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Bard College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, a predominately rural area. Nearly two thousand students are enrolled at Bard College.

Bard College sends acceptance letters to approximately 60% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 15% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bard College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bard College was reported as 64.8% in Fall 2020 with over 4,910 college applications submitted to Bard College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bard College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.2%
  • 2017-2018: 58.2%
  • 2018-2019: 64.6%
  • 2019-2020: 64.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 58.1%

How Does Bard College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bard College is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Culinary Institute of America97.7%
Vassar College23.7%
Bard College at Simon's Rock93.0%
Mount Saint Mary College93.8%
United States Military Academy12.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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