Bard College

Curriculum Focus: Liberal Arts,

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Bard students are held to the highest possible standard of intellectual achievement.

They are challenged and encouraged to take risks. They are exposed to some of the finest minds in every field and discipline, and to the newest developments and ideas in their areas of study. At Bard it’s understood that education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort. 

Since its founding in 1860, Bard College has maintained a firm commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, along with a readiness to innovate that has enhanced the undergraduate experience with compatible intellectual and artistic ventures at its Hudson Valley campus and at affiliated institutions around the world. Bard seeks to provide a challenging academic program; a supportive environment that fosters a collaborative interchange of ideas, as well as the ambition to achieve excellence; and access to world-class scholarship and research.

At Bard, students take ownership of their education. Instead of choosing from standard departmental majors, Bard students pursue interdisciplinary, individualized programs of study. In addition, Bard's core curriculum ensures that students receive a broad academic foundation with particular emphases on writing, the sciences, and mastering the tools of scholarly inquiry. Faculty advising combines with program milestones—such as Moderation and the Senior Project—as students chart their course of study.

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Bard College

P.O. Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 12504

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Phone: 845-758-7491
Fax: 845-758-7850
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"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."

"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."