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Bard College at Simon's Rock

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About Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only four-year residential college specifically designed to provide bright, highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. At Simon’s Rock, students experience a transformative education in the liberal arts and sciences led by pedagogically innovative, accomplished faculty members and in the company of smart, independent, creative peers who share their excitement for learning and their desire to be part of a vibrant intellectual community. Founded in 1966, Simon’s Rock joined the Bard system in 1979 and maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Simon’s Rock enrolls approximately 400 full-time students, and awards both the associate of arts and bachelor of arts degrees.

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Simon’s Rock fosters a diverse community of intellectual and chronological peers. Under the guidance of talented and dedicated faculty, students learn to formulate and defend their own ideas; to engage with the ideas of others; and to become innovative thinkers who contribute with purpose to the world around them.

Simon’s Rock is located in Western Massachusetts in the town of  Great Barrington. Our 275-acre campus is situated roughly 2.5 hours driving distance from both Boston and New York City, with air and train transit about an hour away.

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In their first year at Simon’s Rock, our students live (and bond) with their class in one of three first-year residence halls in the heart of campus, with options for single-sex and coed housing. Typically, in their first year or two, students share their space with roommates.  In subsequent years, there is more variety in housing experience. Each building is supervised by a professional Residence Director and a staff of trained student Peer Advocates. Together, they offer support and guidance, plan social events and community service trips, and help students make sense of one of the most complicated and rewarding human endeavors: living in a community.

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Courses available 10

Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Computer Science and IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4

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