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Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA


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Bard College at Simon's Rock


Bard College at Simon's Rock is a 4-year institution located in Great Barrington, MA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230-9702
United States
Contact Chandra Joos deKoven
Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-235-7186
Fax: 413-541-0081

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Acceptance Rate

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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: School report, parent supplement

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 28 30

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 3.34%
Black or African American 3.65%
White or Caucasian 54.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 10.33%
Two or more races 5.78%
Other 8.51%


Male (32.83%)
Female (50.25%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 92%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
MayFest, Prom and Dance Concert

Student Services

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More services
integrated student support through Win Commons

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Black Student Union, QueerSA, Student Action Service Learning, U.S.O. (Untitled Student Organization) and Boffing

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security escorts, late night transport


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 48
Part-time - 37
Male - 31
Female - 39