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Bard College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,927
Total Undergrads
Including 65 Part-time
497
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $33,335)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $33,469)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 12 12 - Yes
Lacrosse - 20 - -
Soccer 20 22 - Yes
Squash 9 - Yes Yes
Tennis 11 12 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor 15 16 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 12 - -
Volleyball 14 13 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.5%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 10.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 26.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 55.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 14

Notable Alumni

  • Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA of the Beastie Boys
  • Adrian Grenier, actor, Vince on Entourage
  • Anthony Hecht, poet
  • Blythe Danner, actress
  • Chevy Chase, actor/comedian
  • Christopher Guest, actor/mockumentary filmmaker
  • Daniel Pinkwater, novelist, commentator for NPR
  • Herb Ritts, photographer
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic
  • Larry Hagman, actor, most famous for playing JR Ewing on Dallas
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Briana from Alpharetta, GA
  • 5
  • Bard has a variety of dorm styles, for all different rankings and grades. Each of Bard's dorms, however, are absolutely beautiful, complete with kitchens, lounging rooms, and comfortable spaces to…

  • Jul-18-2012 Read More
  • Regina from Chamblee, GA
  • 3
  • Beware, some dorms are really nice. For example: Cruger village and the new toasters, the rest are everything you would expect for Freshman students. …

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More
  • Phia
  • 3
  • Completely depends on where you are placed. Especially for freshmen year since this is when most of your strong bonds that tend to last all 4 years are made. May…

  • Dec-02-2012 Read More
  • Tayler from New Orleans, LA
  • 4
  • Bard is noted on its ability to match students with their roommates. The housing profiles that students are required to complete ask very specific questions that allow for proper choosing…

  • May-31-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Brendan from Bennington, VT
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Not going to lie, the food isn't great here. We have one main dining hall ( and a few smaller cafes) but the options are pretty limited. Food quality ranges from decent to really bad depending on the day. People complain about the food too much, but you do get sick of it after a semester.

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  • 3
  • Tayler from New Orleans, LA
  • May-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Although Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Rachel Ray are not teaming up in the kitchen to produce killer and rocking meals for Bard's students, the food at Bard's cafeteria is edible. Humorously, it's college cafeteria food; don't always expect it to be that satisfying. However, there are many cafes, diners, and eateries on campus, as well as a grocery store called The Green Onion. So, if one option fails, there is a plethora of other options.

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  • 2
  • Phia
  • Dec-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Not many options, but staff and food are generally awesome.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Bard only has one dining hall- Kline Commons- and it's terrible. The selection isn't that great and it's not very good for you.

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  • 3
  • Regina from Chamblee, GA
  • Nov-11-2012 I am a current student here

    The food at Bard ranges from decent to, this is completely gross! The food that they serve can be good some days while other days make you want to throw it all up. Beware the food at Kline.

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  • 2
  • abc123def456
  • Jul-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Ugh. Kline is grooossss. For the lack of options, at least Chartwells acknowledges the value of alternative eating choices.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Brendan from Bennington, VT
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    We have none. It is nice in some ways because I don't think Greek life always has a positive impact on a school, but it sure would be able to go to a frat party every once in a while.

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  • 0
  • Tayler from New Orleans, LA
  • May-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life? Yes, Bard students read and discuss profound works of Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers, nevertheless, Bard students don't have a Greek life. Our lack of it is not based on a firm belief that we are above Greek life; it just hasn't been a part of our culture.

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