Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Reputation and Outcomes

 

It’s hard to quantify the Simon’s Rock experience or express our reputation as a number, but we can try: the Princeton Review has given us a 92 out of 99 Academic Rating, higher than Harvard and Princeton.

Here are a few other numbers that help tell our story.

 

Top 20

Our ranking among all US colleges/universities in terms of percentage of alumni who complete their PhD

10

Number of Fulbright Fellows since 2010

 

78%

Recent Simon’s Rock graduates who have gone on to graduate study at institutions that include:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Oxford University
  • Queen’s University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University
  • Yale University
*Results based on a recent survey

Top 10%

Where Simon’s Rock ranked in the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and enriching educational experience

Top 20 Transfer Schools

Fifty percent of our students receive an associate's degree at Simon's Rock and go on to complete their college education at nationally ranked colleges and universities, including:

  • Bard College
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Hampshire College
  • Hunter College
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY—Purchase
  • SUNY—Stony Brook
  • Swarthmore College
  • UMass Amherst
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Wesleyan University

They went here!

Doug Ahlers

Doug Ahlers

Builder of first commercial website; founder and director of Broadmoor Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Henry Alford

Henry Alford

Author; New York Times columnist

Loren AliKhan

Loren AliKhan

Attorney; solicitor general for the District of Columbia; Forbes’ “30 Under 30”

Kyle Allison

Kyle Allison

Systems Biology Fellow, Columbia University; 2014 recipient of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award; Forbes’ “30 Under 30”

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

Graphic artist; author; 2014 MacArthur Genius Award; Fun Home (based on her book) wins 2015 Tony Award for best musical

Veronica Chambers

Veronica Chambers

Critically acclaimed author and editor best known for Mama's Girl and The Meaning of Michelle

Joel and Ethan Coen

Joel and Ethan Coen

Oscar Award-winning filmmakers

Jennifer Fan

Jennifer Fan

Founder of Arabalet Capital LLC Hedge Fund; one of Forbes’ “30 under 30”

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; former U.S. State Department official; Rhodes Scholar

Rachel Feltman

Rachel Feltman

Science editor, Popular Science

Nita Ing

Nita Ing

Chair of Continental Holdings Corporation and Continental Engineering Co. Ltd.; director of Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation; founding shareholder in Taiwan High Speed Rail BOT; advisor to former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian

Mark Leiter

Mark Leiter

Chairman of Leiter & Company; former chief strategy officer at Nielsen Company; co-founder and former executive chair of Demand Institute

Jessica Mah

Jessica Mah

Founder and CEO of inDinero.com; one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30”

Roman Mars

Roman Mars

Creator, host, and producer of the radio show and podcast 99% Invisible; co-founder of the podcast collective Radiotopia.

John McWhorter

John McWhorter

Linguist; author; political commentator for The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Los Angeles Times

Raj Mukherji

Raj Mukherji

Assemblyman of New Jersey’s 33rd Legislative District; former deputy mayor of Jersey City, NJ; Internet and public affairs entrepreneur

Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser

Cofounder of UpWorthy; former MoveOn.org executive director

Nina Perales

Nina Perales

Vice president of litigation at Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (MALDEF)

Anne Reid

Ann Reid

Executive director of the National Center for Science Education; former director, American Academy of Microbiology at American Society for Microbiology

Brooke Skinner

Brooke Skinner Ricketts

Chief marketing officer at Cars.com; former head of brand strategy @Twitter