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Barnard College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 55 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

100% Women


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

Ivy Group

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Archery - - Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Basketball - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes Yes
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes Yes
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes Yes
Skiing - - Yes -
Soccer - - - Yes
Squash - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 8.7%
Non-resident alien 6.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 64.7%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 4
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Cassie
  • 5
  • During your first year, you are required to live in the Quad with the other freshmen. After that, you can live off campus, but because of how expensive that…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More
  • barnardian
  • 4
  • All freshman live in the Quad on campus with a roommate. I've been extremely happy with my housing so far. Dedicated residential life community and RAs that plan awesome events--…

  • Jul-29-2013 Read More
  • Barnard_2014
  • 4
  • I've seen it vary. The first year at Barnard can be a little lonely for some people and the social dynamic (all girls) can take a little while to get…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Heidy from Los Angeles, CA
  • 2
  • Not the best. Housing is horrible, it is all done by lottery numbers. Honestly no building is the best, it really all depends on the individual. …

  • Jun-21-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Max
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is awesome. The staff is so friendly and if you are a vegetarian (like me) there are great options. They also have an entirely kosher section (which I hear is much better than anywhere else).

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I enjoy both the Barnard dining halls and the Columbia dining halls.

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  • 2
  • barnardian
  • Jul-29-2013 I am a current student here

    It's okay. One cafeteria on Barnard's campus, two on Columbia's. Cafes dispersed throughout campus, lots of places to eat on Brodway, right outside campus. But really, learn to cook.

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Port Jefferson, NY
  • Aug-01-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeteria isn't great, but it has a wide range of options. And there are literally thousands of restaurants in the surrounding area.

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  • 4
  • Cassie
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is decent at Barnard. Dorm food can get kind of monotonous, but although there is only one dining hall at Barnard (Hewitt), there are also two at Columbia that Barnard students can eat at, so you can find some variety. All first year students are required to be on the Unlimited meal plan, but after that you can choose. There are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options available, and a decent amount of Kosher options. Overall, I would say the food is pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Barnard_2014
  • May-23-2012 I am a current student here

    It's decent. You have choices from all the dining halls on Barnard and Columbia campuses (three) but to be honest the Barnard one is closest to the dorms so that's the one I use the most. Salad bar is a constant, and there's usually a good variety of things to choose from.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Max
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many sororities and fraternities at Columbia. If you are interested in rushing, you are almost guaranteed to be accepted into one. There are sometimes problems with hazing in which some frats have lost their charter, however as a whole, the greek life at Columbia is well controlled.

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  • 0
  • Cassie
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life isn't big. Actually, it doesn't even technically exist at Barnard, but you can rush for a Columbia sorority if you wish. Being or not being in a sorority isn't considered a big deal, either way. The frat houses are actually brownstones, just to give you an idea of how small they are.

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