Bard at BPL

Building on joint values and success, the Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library brings high-quality, full-scholarship, liberal arts education to those communities most often excluded from the university experience.

Bard at BPL, the first New York City Microcollege, welcomed its first students in January 2018.  Bard Microcollege students are enrolled in courses across the liberal arts and take advantage of access to the Library’s considerable collection, events, and expertise. As they approach completion, students will benefit from access to all the resources of the larger, New York City alumni community and receive focused assistance as they apply to bachelor’s degree programs across the city.



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Bard Microcollege students are ambitious, intellectually curious, and willing to drive their own learning process. Often, they had been deterred from college, put their educations on hold, or were frustrated by impersonal learning environments. Students apply for federal and state financial aid. The remainder of tuition and the cost of books are covered by scholarships, none of which have to be repaid.

Visit the Bard Microcollege website to learn more about the application process and seek answers to Frequently Asked Questions.