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Official Bard Class of 2020 Discussion Thread

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Replies to: Official Bard Class of 2020 Discussion Thread

  • TeaQueenTeaQueen Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Hi Guys,
    I thought I would join in on this! I was accepted EA and do not have a stellar GPA and did not submit my test scores. But I am really passionate about certain subject and do tons of extra circulars! So yes Bard does truly believe in a holistic approach. I hope to see you all on April 9th!
  • ZainSDZainSD Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    No decisions as out of yet. Maybe at 5pm EST.
  • reynarigreynarig Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Decisions are out.

    Rejected

    Rank 4/415

    Test Test Optional

    GPA 3.86uw 5.00w

    Essays Ok according to counselor.

    Good luck to everyone!
  • reynarigreynarig Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Very weird, as they did not send an email, I just happened to check my portal and it was there. Have any of you experienced this?
  • sherrillb1sherrillb1 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    How did you find out ? Cannot find a portal, no email as of yet.
  • reynarigreynarig Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Login into your Bard Portal. It should be highlighted in yellow.
  • RamonaFlowersRamonaFlowers Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Just got the email. Waitlisted. This hasn't been my week :/ can anyone explain the policy on accepting the spot in the waitlist. Is it binding?
  • reynarigreynarig Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    May I know when you recieved the email? I found out my decision from the portal, but I have yet to recieve an emial.
  • RamonaFlowersRamonaFlowers Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I received it at 20:18
  • reynarigreynarig Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Thanks! I did not receive anything. I am still skeptical about it.
  • ClarinetDad16ClarinetDad16 Registered User Posts: 3,422 Senior Member
    @parentgeorgia that is an excellent question. Bard's endowment is a little bit over $250 million dollars.

    Some of the Ivy League schools have more than 100 times as much. But that's not really the comparison point.

    I would think Bard should have a short term goal to double endowment. And then double it again.

    Even then there are LACs that have 20 times what Bard has.
  • olivebarolivebar Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Accepted!
    -Class rank: top 30%
    -GPA: 3.6 UW and 4.1ish W
    -Either test optional or ACT (30) I can't remember
    -Strengths: really good essays, extracurriculars, a bunch of ap classes
    -Weaknesses: no foreign language, GPA/rank

    Congrats to everyone else who got accepted!!! And to everyone who didn't, you're all wonderful and you'll fit in somewhere so don't worry :-)
  • dudu00dudu00 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Accepted!
    Rank: top 10%
    GPA: 95%
    SAT: 1600 (breakdown)
    Strengths: My essays were great I would assume, great recommendation letters, many hours of volunteer work.
    Weakness: SAT score.

    I'm also an international student, I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
  • BiCycle06BiCycle06 Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    edited March 2016
    Accepted (yay)

    School doesn't rank
    GPA situation is complicated (I went to 3 different high schools), but mediocre grades
    SAT: 2330
    Strengths: Essays and rec letters were fantastic (or so I am told), extracurriculars were also good, SAT score, community service
    Weaknesses: Grades, hands down

    I have never posted on CC before, but I've been following this thread :)
  • ZainSDZainSD Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    Rejected because of financial need.
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