Youth & Education
The Columbia University-affiliated college provides a world-class liberal arts education to future female leaders, innovators, and changemakers.
Founded in 1860, Bard College is currently home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate students and more than 600 graduate students on its Annandale campus in the bucolic Hudson Valley of upstate New York. Campus life at Bard includes opportunities for civic engagement and community participation, on-campus clubs, and a range of programs to meet students' recreational and sporting interests. Bard College is home to a distinguished, scholarly faculty and offers a low student-to-instructor ratio, allowing for intimate discussions and one-on-one interactions. Bard faculty members are dedicated to the philosophy of teaching and are actively engaged in their professional fields serving as advisors as well as instructors.
Undergraduate students have access to traditional college degree programs in liberal arts and specialized pathways that offer study abroad opportunities, dual degree options, and individualized study programs at other academic institutions across the United States. Graduate programs immerse students in specific courses of study, combining research seminars, practicum experiences, professional internships, and other project and performance-based learning opportunities. In an inclusive environment, Bard helps students to shape their professional future while emerging as critical and creative thinkers who can engage in critical discourse.
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