Bard College At Simon's Rock

Overview of Bard College At Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock is in Great Barrington, MA. Great Barrington is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Bard College at Simon's Rock issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school offers many areas of study. Bard College at Simon's Rock tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at the school include liberal arts.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Selectivity

Not all applicants to Bard College at Simon's Rock are accepted.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The Bard College at Simon's Rock teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Body

Approximately 403 students study at the school (in 2007-2008).

Student Life

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Bard College at Simon's Rock can take advantage of the school's meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Simon's Rock College of Bard is a selective, private coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed to offer bright, highly motivated students the opportunity to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. At Simon's Rock, these students pursue academic programs leading to the A.A. in Liberal Arts and the B.A. in over forty concentrations."

More complete details are provided below.

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Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington , MA 01230-9702
General Phone: (413) 528-0771

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Bard College at Simon's Rock Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts103American studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, German studies, Spanish studies, African-American studies, ...
Drama and Performing Arts5dance, drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, acting
Science5biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Mathematics3mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, general philosophy
Education and Teaching2urban education
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science, computer engineering
Design0design and visual communication, fashion design
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial photography, cinematography, photography, multimedia

Number of programs and degrees for Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4658
Associate's degree841

Bard College at Simon's Rock Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bard College at Simon's Rock had a total enrollment of 403 students (390 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 95%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 61%
18-19 30%
20-21 7%
22-24 2%
25-29 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York22%
(International Students)4%
New Jersey3%
North Carolina2%
Rhode Island1%
New Hampshire1%

Bard College at Simon's Rock Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Bard College at Simon's Rock Room and Board (2007)

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers campus housing for 400 of its 390 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Great Barrington, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bard College at Simon's Rock Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,535
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,535
Room and board $ 10,600
Room charge $ 5,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,200
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 640

Financial Aid:
Bard College at Simon's Rock participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 964500)

Bard College at Simon's Rock Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year27$77,64414$68,698
All faculty totalacademic year27$77,64414$68,698

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bard College at Simon's Rock Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Urban Education and Leadership

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish and Iberian Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Bard College at Simon's Rock Apart:

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