Bard College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Bard College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Bard College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Bard College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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As the graph above illustrates, Bard college has selective admissions. Only a third of all applicants will be admitted. The blue and green dots in the scattergram represent accepted students, and you can see that the great majority of students who got into Bard College had GPAs above a 3.3, ACT composite scores above 26, and combined SAT scores (RW+M) of above 1250. A significant percentage of successful applicants had grades up in the "A" range. If your ACT or SAT scores aren't in line with those in the graph, don't worry -- Bard has test-optional admissions, so your grades and extracurricular activities matter far more.

Note that there are some yellow dots (waitlisted students) and red dots (rejected students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students who seemed to be on target for Bard were not admitted. This is because Bard has holistic admissions whether you use the Common Application or the Bard Entrance Examination. The admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than grades. If you use the Common Application, a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, and strong letters of recommendation will be important parts of your application. If you use Bard's innovative Entrance Exam, you will need to show excellent writing and research skills.

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