Bard College at Simon’s Rock

84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702

About Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is classified as a combined baccalaureate and associate’s degree college. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This very small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and over half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, with the majority of degrees awarded at the associate’s level. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate431
Student Age% Under 2597%
 % 25 and Over3%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time98%
 % Part-time2%
Race/Ethnicity% White60.6%
 % Black6.0%
 % Asian4.6%
 % Latino3.7%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown11.1%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted80%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled54%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationNeither required nor recommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$41,982
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$41,982
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans60%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,450
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,000
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,000
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,000
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,000

Neighborhood Data for the Great Barrington Area

Median Age41.1
Median Household Income$40,393
Total Population2,464
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.3% 48.7%
 Age 0-936.0%64.0%
 Age 10-1733.7%66.3%
 Age 18-2474.4%25.6%
 Age 25-2922.1%77.9%
 Age 30-3977.9%22.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.3%
 % Black4.7%
 % Asian3.9%
 % Latino24.7%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,450
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,000
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$742
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%11.1%12.4%
 $500 to $74982.4%11.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%77.4%37.8%
 Over $100017.6%0.0%36.4%
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