Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington

Great Barrington, MA

(Rating 4.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers 189-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 89%. 41.6% are women, and 58.4% are men. 15% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 27946$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $50551 and $63749 per year. 63% of full-time Bard College at Simon's Rock students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $33,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$27,946
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bard College at Simon's Rock students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$22,256
$30,001 - $48,000$21,992
$48,001 - $75,000$23,481
$75,001 - $110,000$30,312
$110,001+$38,973

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 13660

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Percent of students with financial aid

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36%

Types of financial aids

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299 of Bard College at Simon's Rock undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 93 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bard College at Simon's Rock number 73 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Bard College at Simon's Rock awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$33,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

10%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Graduation Rate

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63%
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Bard College at Simon's Rock graduation rate is above the national average.

63% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bard College at Simon's Rock completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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89%

In comparison to National Average

Bard College at Simon's Rock acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 26%.

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89%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Bard College at Simon's Rock acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 18%.

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89%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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66%

Total

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66%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

78%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Bard College at Simon's Rock full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 6:1, that means that for every 6 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

6:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

56
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15%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bard College at Simon's Rock the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bard College at Simon's Rock and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 84 Alford Rd address in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bard College at Simon's Rock with 1.82% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers 189 programs in total: 186 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Bard College at Simon's Rock is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Bard College at Simon's Rock provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 342 students with 10265 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bard College at Simon's Rock

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great academics, amazing faculty, and awesome people. Loved my time here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am a third year graduate student at an Ivy League college and I still think back to the amazing professors I had a Simon's Rock.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It's a great place with really dedicated teachers and faculty. All the people are caring, from the dorm janitors all the way up to the provost. The school is tiny, 400 kids, but if you somehow end up here, you already have a lot in common. The school isn't for everyone, and if you do go here, there's no guarantee that you'll like everybody. But I went here and I'm immensely glad I came here instead of continuing high school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

A unique opportunity not to be missed! No other college works like this. I was sick and tired of my mundane world of high school monotony. Everything was so easy for me, and my school lacked the resources for me to truly excel. After a long search, I found Simon's Rock, which caters to extraordinary high school students, who are ready to reach the next level. The open house, which I highly recommend for anyone looking into this school, was beyond belief, and I knew immediately that I belonged here. Never have I felt more welcomed to a school! The small community allows for teachers to have a one-on-one connection with their students, and I felt truly appreciated for my passions and abilities.My only issue was that the financial aid is a little difficult to figure out, especially if it's your first time attending college, but we arranged a meeting with our wonderful financial aid officer who helped us incredibly. I can't say enough about Simon's Rock, so check out the open house and see for yourself!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am writing on this web site to implore the Bard College at Simons Rock to do something about the Lighting in and around the school. For years many parents, coaches and visitors have mentioned how dark and dangerous it is to walk around this college, especially from the parking lots to the athletic center. After visiting many school/colleges as my children have come to college age, First and foremost on everyones mind is safety, this does not seem to be the case at Simons Rock. On Dec. 20th 1992 this school had a shooting in which two people died and 4 were wounded, it seems so bizarre that this school has done nothing. They have even removed the security guard which use to be at the entrance of the school. While walking from the upper parking lot above the KAC on a rainy over cast night one can not even see the edges of the road let alone have enough light to put your keys in the cars door. The side walks are not level with the grassed edges, you can not see the edge of the sidewalks and often fall off them while walking. The side walks have frost heaves in which you can not see at night or of there is ice on them. It seems to me that Simons Rock College should be proactive in nature and install lighting and "blue boxes" for emergency, instead of waiting and having to be retroactive after someone get seriously injured.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 84 Alford Road

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4136444400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: simons-rock.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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