Placeholder image for Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
We are the only four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences designed specifically for students who are ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade.



In 1966 Elizabeth Blodgett Hall founded Simon’s Rock based on the belief that many bright, motivated young people are ready for serious intellectual work at the age of 16 or 17.


During and after class, you’ll get swept up in discussions with peers who share your commitment to intellectual curiosity. Along the way, you’ll develop an individualized plan of study that combines course work in your favorite subjects, world-expanding opportunities both on and off-campus, and, ultimately, the completion of your own senior thesis.


Simon's Rock is already an established great name on the national educational map. Statistics show that a vast majority of the students who graduate here, go on to pursue superior levels of education at the most prestigious universities in the country. Also, the ones who choose to get a job after graduation are equally enhanced with solid knowledge that will ensure a fruitful career, irrespective of the domain.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

We’re small, and that’s a good thing. With around 400 students, a truly comprehensive advising system that creates meaningful mentor relationships, and additional support resources, no student here is just a number, or a face in the crowd. 

Library services

The University provides a well-equipped library where students can find all the necessary information for their studies, but also an online version where rarer books or articles can be accessed.

Student Life

Campus life

Our home, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as ranked by Smithsonian Magazine. It’s an easy walk or bike ride from campus. The 275 wooded campus is in the heart of the Berkshires, an area known for its natural beauty and rich cultural life.

Sports facilities

Whether you swim, play racquetball, practice yoga, rock climb, lift weights, or are into aerobic workouts—the Kilpatrick offers the resources and the support you need to enjoy life-long, integrated solutions to health and wellness. Kilpatrick membership is automatic for all Simon’s Rock students, staff, and faculty, and there are a variety of affordable membership options for community members.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!