Anis Zaman, Bard Alum 2013
Life at Bard is very independent and laid back. Your have the option of making your college career as rigorous as you want or you can choose the easy way, which is take easy classes and just finish college. What I mean is that, you can have several publications, if your are enthusiastic and hard working, before you graduate. There is always more than enough resources on campus to meet your requirements, it's just that you have to have the drive to flourish and succeed.
Having said that, not everyone is driven, there are resources for people who want to be driven, motivated. If you have the willingness, you can thrive at Bard.