Bard College at Simon’s Rock Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


I wish I knew I wouldn't get that much financial aid. I could've spent more time on scholarship applications rather than the admissions application.


This is not high school. There is no slacking. Your first day is started with classes. Here you hit the ground running and you don't stop. It's fun, exciting and stressful. If you do not want to be challenged to the breaking point, do not come. This school will push to limits you never knew stretched that far. This place is not for the weak or those who only want to party. All of this I had already known though; I just did not know how intense it really would be.


I don't wish I had anything before I came. I was ready to learn and this school helped me to mature and grow as a person and I am very thankful for that opportunity.