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Bard College Admission Requirements

Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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Chances of getting into Bard College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.8%
Admission Difficulty for Bard College
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Bard College and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #66 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,181 out of 4,912 applicants were admitted making Bard College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Bard College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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 2019 starting class

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 2019 starting class

Bard College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bard College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Bard College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bard College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bard College accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Bard College freshman were in the top ten 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 58%
Top 25% of class 92%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bard College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,233 1,679 4,912
Accepted 2,089 1,092 3,181
Acceptance Rate 65% 65% 65%
Enrolled 307 175 482
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Bard College Admission 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

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

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What is my chance of getting into Bard College?

65% 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.