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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 (20), ACT/SAT (9), Grades (17), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (15)
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
I am fairly certain that the most important andOct 05 2015Psychology
I am fairly certain that the most important and emphasized elements of the application process are the personal interview, the essays (writing portion), and the recommendation letters. Yes, grades and involvement are important, but first and foremost, the college values passion for and interest in learning and the desire to make a difference in the world, along with effective communication and critical thinking. They also want to see that you are a good person (the quality of your all around character).
Female
It's not too hard to get in but inSep 17 2015Psychology
It's not too hard to get in but in your papers I would recommend just showing your imagination and critical thinking abilities. In the interview just show your love of learning and be genuine and you should be good!
Female
You should be passionate about something, even if you'reSep 17 2015Math
You should be passionate about something, even if you're not sure what it is.
Male
I was first reached out by an admissions counselorSep 15 2015Chemical Engineering
I was first reached out by an admissions counselor who introduced me to Simon's Rock. I would definitely recommend reaching out to an admissions counselor or a student at
Simon's Rock to learn more about the school first.
Female
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