Our Common App Guide can help you choose a prompt!
Regular Decision Deadline: Jan 1
The Requirements: 1 essays of 250 words
Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why
We love a succinct prompt, don’t you? In this classic “why” essay, the admissions department wants to know why you hope to attend Bard College next fall, and even though 250 words may not seem like a lot, you have enough room to get in plenty of details. Start by browsing the Bard website, reminding yourself of why this school is on your list to begin with! Does Bard offer a major or program that’s difficult to find at other institutions? Is there a professor you’d really like to work with? Maybe you’d love to earn your degree at a school known for its outdoor recreation. Perhaps you hope to follow in the footsteps of alumni Peter Sarsgaard, Christopher Guest, or Ashim Ahluwalia. Whatever the case may be, you should consider starting your research sooner rather than later; that way, you can let the information percolate as you begin your response.