Bard College
Bard College
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Bard College

Since its founding in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, an Episcopalian seminary, Bard has built upon its pioneering origins to broaden and deepen its strengths across all academic disciplines. 

A highly selective liberal arts college, Bard has grown considerably in recent years while maintaining the essential elements of small classes and close interaction among students and faculty. Bard has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence, and has become a first-choice college for students interested in pursuing studies across academic disciplines. Historically important members of the faculty include Lyford Edwards, the sociologist of religion, the theologian Bernard Iddings Bell, Anthony Hecht, who won a Pulitzer prize in poetry, Hannah Arendt, and Irma Brandeis, a noted scholar of Dante.

Bard’s curriculum combines progressive and classical educational traditions. Students are expected to be active participants in their education, and Bard provides the resources for them to succeed. By bringing together extraordinary faculty and students from around the globe, Bard creates a vital, stimulating community where students from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of interests and goals can thrive. 
Bard College