About Bard College

About Bard College
Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with a 150-year history of academic excellence. From a 540-acre parklike campus in the Hudson River Valley, the College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies.

Academic Vision

Over the past 30 years, Bard has broadened its scope beyond undergraduate academics. Through Bard's Center for Civic Engagement, the college now operates five high school programs and eight graduate programs, and has expanded to encompass a network of regional, national, and global satellites. Bard has built such programs as the Bard Prison Initiative, which grants college degrees to New York State inmates, and the Bard High School Early Colleges, where students earn a high school diploma and an A.A. in four years.

A Global Outlook

Bard’s philosophy sets a standard for both scholarly achievement and engagement in civic and global affairs on campus, while also taking the College's mission to the wider world. MORE >

Professional Associations and Compliance

The Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College is a member of the Forum on Education Abroad and adheres to the Standards of Good Practice.

The IILE also holds memberships with Diversity Abroad and the Institute of International Education, and participates in events sponsored by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and the Council on International Educational Exchange.

Information on the current Clery Report for Bard College may be found at the Dean of Student Affairs website.