Private 4 Year

Bard College Admission Requirements

Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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Chances of getting into Bard College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Bard College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Bard College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bard College is 60%.  It ranks #45 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Bard College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,096 out of 5,167 applicants were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bard College application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Bard College you should:

  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Bard College.

Bard College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Bard College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bard College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Bard College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Bard College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Bard College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Bard College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Bard College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

68% of Bard College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bard College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Bard College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,420 1,741 5,167
Accepted 2,122 974 3,096
Acceptance Rate 62% 56% 60%
Enrolled 300 173 473
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bard College is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bard College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bard College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bard College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
Other Colleges to Consider 

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=189088 IPEDS survey data for Bard College.


What is my chance of getting into Bard College?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Bard College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.