Barnard College

New York, NY, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Founded in response to neighboring Columbia University’s all-male admission policy, Barnard College is one of the oldest women’s colleges in the United States and a member of the Seven Sisters colleges. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Barnard confers undergraduate degrees in over 50 fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the Barnard campus is home to the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, an academic hub that features a Movement Lab, Design Center, and Media Center. Once per year, Barnard hosts Bold Brilliant Beats, a concert dedicated to artists of non-dominant identities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
15%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
26%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
62%
Submitting ACT
50%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1430
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,544
Total Number of Undergrads
2,544
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
75%
20-39 Students
14%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,007
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$55,032
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$55,032
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$17,225
Books and Supplies
$1150

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$44,776
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,887
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$42,266

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
29%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,093
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,964
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$191
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
91%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Boston
Washington
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$69,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Barnard is the perfect mix between a great college experience, while also have the advantage of having NYC in the palm of your hand. Barnard is a welcoming community and a helpful one. Barnard women are strong, bold, and beautiful.
Heidy from Los Angeles, CA
Barnard is wonderful for a number of reasons, including its small class size and resulting individual attention. The campus is cozy but allows instant access to Manhattan culture, and both the academic and non-academic opportunities are amazing. Don't worry about the fact that it is an all girls school, there are plenty of boys right across the street at Columbia!
Rachel from Port Jefferson, NY
Being part of an all Women's College in NYC provides me with various opportunities in the social aspect. With very enthusiastic women, you are able to get through your worst day with a smile on. The positive atmosphere you get from faculty and professors is your motivation.
Merna from Brooklyn, NY
Barnard college is one of the most unique college experiences that exist- partly because of it's location in NYC, partly because of the affiliation with Columbia, and partly because of its existence as a women's college. Being a part of Columbia is fantastic, but by also being part of a close knit liberal arts college, Barnard offers a much more supportive environment for it's students. Also, as a women's college, Barnard surrounds you with an amazing, driven group of extremely successful women- yet, because of the Columbia affiliation, you have the opportunity to have an entirely co-ed social life.
Cassie
Barnard is a jewel in the best city in the world. Barnard students are passionate, highly motivated, and unique individuals who are hungry to learn. With the world-class professors, resources on both Barnard and Columbia's campuses, and the magic of the city, I could not love it more.
Chandler
Barnard is an amazing school. The faculty is supportive and enthusiastic, always willing to help. The students are bright, amazing, young women and the community there is truly wonderful.
Max
I am absolutely in love with Barnard. Barnard offers the best of both worlds, operating as a small liberal arts women's college yet offering students all of the resources available at the Ivy League Columbia University.
Anonymous
Barnard is a wonderful college with so many activities, classes and resources that you wish you could be here for more than four years.
Barnard Student from Woodside, NY
Simply put, I love Barnard and truly almost everyone I know does as well. I have never felt more independent, challenged, or excited as I do living in New York City and taking classes at Columbia. And because of Barnard, I also feel empowered as a woman.
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