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Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA
University Website: www.simons-rock.edu/
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Bard College at Simon's Rock, more commonly known as Simon's Rock (see below), is a residential four-year liberal arts college located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. Simon's Rock is an "early college", designed for students to enroll immediately after completing the tenth or eleventh grade, rather than after graduating from high school.

The college's founder, Elizabeth Blodgett Hall, had formerly been a private girls' school headmistress at Concord Academy. She concluded from her experience, and that of her colleagues, that for many students the latter two years of high school are wasted on repetitious and overly constrained work. Many young students, she thought, are ready to pursue college-level academic work some time before the usual system asks it of them.

Simon's Rock is the only accredited four-year early college to date and still the singular college or university to take this approach with all of its students. It is one of a number of early college entrance programs that provide opportunities for students to enter college one or more years ahead of their traditional high school graduation date. A majority of students transfer to larger institutions after receiving an Associate of Arts degree degree after two years, although many stay for four to receive a Bachelor of Arts.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $43,000.00 avg tuition

84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
(413) 644-4400

Apply online Admissions:
www.simons-rock.edu/admission
Financial Aid:
www.simons-rock.edu/admission/tui..

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Scholarships for Students in Massachusetts

Name Amount Deadline
Mullaney Scholarship Varies Varies
W.E.B. DuBois Scholarship - Bard College at Simon's Rock Varies Varies
Elizabeth Blodgett Hall and Livingston Hall Scholarship 100% of tuition Varies