It is a great choice for a student interested in a combination of the arts, sciences, and humanities and wants to be stimulated by learning both in and out of the classroom.
Bard’s curriculum is heavy on the reading and writing requirements. First-year students must arrive on campus three weeks early for the Language and Thinking Program; a pass/fail course.
The buildings vary greatly from stone and ivy, to barns, to modern steel and glass. As the director of admissions said, their main street is the Hudson River.
The Bard students appear to be an engaged, interesting group with the vibe being relaxed and artsy. Students are “expected” to be engaged and not only in the classroom.