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Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 350, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 210 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bard College at Simon's Rock's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 11. Its tuition and fees are $44,915 (2012-13).
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Simon's Rock College is the only four-year, liberal arts college specifically designed for younger scholars. It was founded on the idea that many bright, highly motivated young people of fifteen or sixteen are ready to undertake serious college work. The academic program at Simon's Rock combines a substantial and coherent required core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences with extensive opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and talents through advanced courses and independent study. The residential campus houses less than 400 students and has an excellent teaching faculty.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bard College at Simon's Rock, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 31. The application fee at Bard College at Simon's Rock is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||87.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 7:1, and the school has 96.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bard College at Simon's Rock include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.7 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||23|
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Bard College at Simon's Rock has a total undergraduate enrollment of 350, with a gender distribution of 34.6 percent male students and 65.4 percent female students. At this school, 88.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Bard College at Simon's Rock offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Bard College at Simon's Rock also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bard College at Simon's Rock.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bard College at Simon's Rock, 70.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,845.
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|Tuition and fees||$44,915 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,260 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data