If you’re on the verge of 11th or 12th grade and certain you don’t want more of the same, Simon’s Rock can show you what education is like when everyone shares your love of learning. We’re the only residential college experience designed for thoughtful, exceptionally motivated students who are ready to start college early.
Number of states and countries our students come from (respectively).
Our wooded campus is in the heart of the Berkshires, an area known for its natural beauty and rich cultural life.
Average age of Simon‘s Rock students when they enter.
Percentage of students receiving financial aid.
There‘s only one way to become a Rocker, and that‘s to apply
Percentage of full-time faculty holding highest degree in their field.
Number of majors.
Number of Fulbright Fellows since 2010.
Minimum weekly meetings with your advisor.
Our ranking among all U.S. colleges for percentage of alumni who complete their PhD.
Number of full-time students. Ninety percent live on campus.
Availability of our professional residence directors who live in each residence hall.
Percentage of Rockers who are students of color.
Academic Rating from the Princeton Review—higher than Harvard and Princeton.
Our student faculty ratio.
Number 1 Small town in America, as ranked by Smithsonian Magazine.
Ratio of male to female students.
Average class size.
Percentage of recent Simon’s Rock graduates who have gone on to graduate study.
As ranked by the National Survey of Student Engagement for academic challenge and educational experience.
Our distance from Boston (west) or New York (north).
Alumni listed on Forbes “30 Under 30” list of most creative minds.
Theory is great. We love theory! But we’re also crazy about application and putting that theory to work in the world. Create wearable tech, try sustainable farming (chickens included!), become a connoisseur of the exquisitely balanced equation, solve a problem no one has before. Our faculty and the Fisher Center can send you in a multitude of fascinating directions.SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, & COMPUTING
There are no artsy “types” at Simon’s Rock—everyone is a cauldron of creativity, and it’s just a question of whether you’re simmering or at a full boil. In either case, this is your chance to study and work in amazing facilities with real practitioners across the spectrum of the arts. This is where inspiration meets aesthetic clarity—and the result is something all your own.PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
If you can express it or create it with a language, you can study it and own it here. Literature, film and other media, creative writing, cultural studies, linguistics, brilliant conversation—you can pursue it in your native and/or acquired tongue. We offer instruction in five languages and immersive study abroad opportunities, so you can embrace fluency in all its manifestations.LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
You’re invited to explore, dig in, and even dabble in and across all our intellectual offerings. Construct your own roller coaster of knowledge and ideas. We’ll be waving our hands in the air right alongside you.EVERYTHING
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The Bard College at Simon's Rock Council for Equity and Inclusion and CeCe Sloan invite you to a reading of SEVEN--a documentary...
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French and German Chamber Music for recorders, viola da gamba and harpsichord including works by
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Donika Kelly’s debut collection Bestiary was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and long listed...
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Support the Great Barrington Land Conservancy by participating in the 7th Annual Run for the Hills 5k/10k Race & (Free) 1k...