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Bard College at Simon's Rock Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Acceptance Rate

66.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$53,418

Average Salary in 10 Years

$45,300
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It is a small private not-for-profit school part of the Bard College system and offers undergrad programs. It has 401 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 66.1%.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Engineering. 60% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $29,000.

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🗺 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
🌐 www.simons-rock.edu/
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Bard College at Simon's Rock has around 348 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 74% decide to enroll at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 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 348 applicants 38% are men and 62% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 162 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 62 men.

Bard College at Simon's Rock's acceptance rate is 66.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 67.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 65.1%.

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Who applies to Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Number of Applicants

348

Number of Applicants per Spot

2
per spot

Male Applicants

38%

Female Applicants

62%
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Getting into Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock Acceptance Rate

66.1%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

67.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

65.1%
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Do Students Want to Go to Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Bard College at Simon's Rock Admissions Yield

74%
of accepted students choose to go to Bard College at Simon's Rock

Male Admissions Yield

80%

Female Admissions Yield

71%
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Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

60%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

63%

Women Graduation Rate

58%
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Can you afford to attend Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$33,096
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$53,418
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,900
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,900
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$17,875
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$190
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 at Simon's Rock 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 at Simon's Rock Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

54%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Bard College at Simon's Rock you can visit www.simons-rock.edu/admission/tuition-and-financial-aid.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,900
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,900
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Bard College at Simon's Rock students, on average, make $45,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 12% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Bard College at Simon's Rock

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 at Simon's Rock. 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?

11.8%
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 at Simon's Rock.

Median Earnings of Students from Bard College at Simon's Rock

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 at Simon's Rock.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Bard College at Simon's Rock

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 at Simon's Rock.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Bard College at Simon's Rock

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 at Simon's Rock.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Bard College at Simon's Rock

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 at Simon's Rock.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Bard College at Simon's Rock? 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

0.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 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

0.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 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.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

6
students per faculty
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Can you go to grad school at Bard College at Simon's Rock?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

401

Total Students

401
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$75,504
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

57%
of undergraduates

Men

43%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Bard College at Simon's Rock has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students

15%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Bard College at Simon's Rock study?

Bard College at Simon's Rock Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Bard College at Simon's Rock are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Visual and Performing Arts
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Mathematics and Statistics
  5. Engineering
Approximately 83% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Bard College at Simon's Rock?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

77%

Students Who Transfer Out of Bard College at Simon's Rock

17%

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 at Simon's Rock has a retention rate of 77% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

1
0% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Bard College at Simon's Rock has around 1 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 0% of total undergraduates.

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

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

352
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

44
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Massachusetts tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 60% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 33% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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