Bard College

Overview


Acceptance Rate
58%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
Tuition & Fees
$52,906
Average Salary in 10 Years
$43,700

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Bard College

Bard College is located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,938 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive as the acceptance rate is 58.2%.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature/Letters, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 74% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $31,000.

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About


🗺 Annandale Road
Annandale-On-Hudson, New York 12504
State New York
🌐www.bard.edu

Admissions


Bard College has around 4,922 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 16% decide to enroll at Bard College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 4,922 applicants 37% are men and 63% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 174 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 58 men.

Bard College's acceptance rate is 58.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 55.8% and the acceptance rate for women is 59.6%.

Applicants


Who applies to Bard College?
Number of Applicants
4,922
Number of Applicants per Spot
10
per spot
Male Applicants
37%
Female Applicants
63%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Bard College
Bard College Acceptance Rate
58.2%
Getting in
Somewhat Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
55.8%
Female Acceptance Rate
59.6%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Bard College?
Bard College Admissions Yield
16%
of accepted students choose to go to Bard College
Male Admissions Yield
19%
Female Admissions Yield
15%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
74%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
73%
Women Graduation Rate
75%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Bard College?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$31,371
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$52,906
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$67,972
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$67,972
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$25,140

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$267
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Bard College would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Bard College Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
50%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Bard College you can visit www.bard.edu/financialaid/.

Bard College Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $67,972
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $67,972
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Bard College?

Bard College students, on average, make $43,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Bard College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Bard College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
9.0%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Bard College.
Median Earnings of Students from Bard College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Bard College.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Bard College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Bard College.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Bard College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Bard College.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Bard College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Bard College.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Bard College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
0.6x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Bard College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Bard College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
0.6x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Bard College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Bard College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
9
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$121,237
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Bard College?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
85%
Undergrads
1,938
Total Students
2,293
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
2%
Students over 25
2%
Student Median Household Income
$78,302
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
59%
of undergraduates
Men
41%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Bard College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

International Students
12%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Bard College
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Bard College study?
Bard College Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Bard College are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Social Sciences
  3. English Language and Literature/Letters
  4. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  5. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Bard College?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
83%
Students Who Transfer Out of Bard College
16%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Bard College has a retention rate of 83% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
54
3% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Bard College has around 54 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Bard College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in New York


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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