Bard College at Simon's Rock

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84 Alford Road

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Phone: (413) 528-0771
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#11 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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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 353, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 275 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bard College at Simon's Rock's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 11. Its tuition and fees are $46,713 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1964
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $14,388,596


When applying to Bard College at Simon's Rock, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Bard College at Simon's Rock is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 92.6 percent.

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Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 92.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 6:1, and the school has 96.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bard College at Simon's Rock include: Visual and Performing Arts; Social Sciences; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 6:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 21%
Social Sciences 13%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8%
English Language and Literature/Letters 7%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6%

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Student Life

Bard College at Simon's Rock has a total undergraduate enrollment of 353, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 353
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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). Of the students at Bard College at Simon's Rock, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $46,713 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,690 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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