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2020 Acceptance Rate

Total 4,912 students have applied and 3,181 students have allowed to admit to Bard College (acceptance rate: 64.76%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 15.15 % where 482 students have finally enrolled out of 3,181 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of Bard College is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Hartwick College and The King's College, its acceptance rate is average (average acceptance rate of the schools is 61.00%).
The yield of Bard College is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 10.50%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 0 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Bard College is lower than the schools (average score is 1,187). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
Bard College SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Bard College00
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,16325
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges113269
4-Years or High Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York120677

SAT Score by Subject

At Bard College, 0 students submitted SAT scores (0% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 0 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York. Next table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
Bard College SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing00

Admission Requirements

Next table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Bard College. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Bard College
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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