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Bard College Simon's Rock

Men
Women
# Applicants
89
129
# Admitted
78
123
% Admitted
87.6%
95.3%
% Overall
92.2%

Students who got into BCSR:

Tips mention: Interview (22), ACT/SAT (12), Grades (19), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (18)
Literally just apply, they will accept anyone who canMar 15 2020Biology
literally just apply, they will accept anyone who can afford to go
Female
If you didn't do well in high school, takeSep 24 2018Psychology
If you didn't do well in high school, take the SAT or ACT until you get a good score. If you excelled in high school, don't bother. Write a well-thought-out essay and you'll be fine.
Female
Simon's Rock wants to know you as a personDec 06 2017Unknown
Simon's Rock wants to know you as a person. They care about your passion for learning, ability to work hard, and maturity. They don't care about grades or test scores as long as you can prove that you are up to the academic challenge that this school provides. They understand that everyone is coming from different backgrounds and so grades aren't always the best reflection of your potential to succeed here--maybe you flunked out of high school because it was really boring, or maybe you got kicked out cuz you're trans, or maybe you got straight A's and never had to work hard a day in your life (in which case SRC might not be the best fit for you unless you're willing to change that). Bottom line is, don't worry about your application being the stereotypical perfect college application, cuz we care about way more than that here.
Male
Make sure that you are yourself during the interviewJul 24 2017Engineering Department
Make sure that you are yourself during the interview. Be professional, but don't be too professional. The counselors want to know YOU. Make sure you make your essay about something you're passionate about. SR loves passionate and diverse thinkers.
Male
Basically, if you want to go here you will get inSep 09 2016Undecided
Basically, if you want to go here you will get in. Really, don't sweat it. The SR student body is unique in its origins, as everyone who goes here made a conscious decision to pursue a non-traditional education path, instead of just continuing on to college after high school because it is "the thing to do". Although the application process is ridiculously easy and the acceptance rate is quite high, a good number of people drop out within the first couple of weeks once they see what they have gotten themselves in to. My advice is to do your research and stick it out through at least a semester: the beginning is always a bit rough but you will eventually find the little niche where you belong at the school.
Female
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