Barnard College
New York, NY, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Women’s College

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
14%
Acceptance Rate
7,897
Students Applied
22%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
98
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2021 May 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
26%
Out-Of-State Students
71%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
67
51%
Submitting ACT
58%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1422
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
660
75th
760
Reading
25th
670
75th
740
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
91
Top 25%
99
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 212-854-5262
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Definitely use CULPA when signing up for classes. Try to do activities on campus before NSOP, such as the admitted students weekend, and Columbia Urban Experience (CUE). These programs help you meet wonderful people over at Columbia. Even with NSOP (New Student Orientation Program), it can be hard to make friends at Columbia. (This is for those who want a more coed experience).
Barnard Student from Woodside, NY
The all-girls thing is worth being a little apprehensive about. Yes, you live in the city and you can take classes at Columbia, so it's not really an all girls school in that you'll see guys a lot. But Barnard is still you're primary community, so keep that in mind.
Barnard_2014
Don't try to be someone you are not. Yes, it is college and you can re-make yourself, but that doesn't mean lying to yourself and others. Keep it real and classy.
Heidy from Los Angeles, CA
Go see the campus and talk to current students!
Rachel from Port Jefferson, NY
You may be homesick and you may find it difficult to adjust to the college life, however just stay open to everyone on your floor in the dorms and I promise you will have an unforgettable and amazing First-Year experience.
Merna from Brooklyn, NY
Going to Barnard, I think it is very important to learn how to find a balance between work and play. Academics are demanding, and you are surrounded by what tends to be a very motivated and driven student body. Because of this, students at Barnard sometimes get stressed out, and you need to learn how to handle this stress. Definitely make sure you find time to enjoy yourself and see New York!
Cassie
If you can, come visit! It can be really helpful to have a feel for campus and the students that go here. If not, reach out to a current student via Facebook or the Admissions Office. When thinking if you are a fit for Barnard: do you value learning? Do you want to be in an intense academic environment that values women? What excites you most about coming to Barnard?
Chandler
Be Social! There is nothing like talking with other young people to make connections you never would have believed were possible. There are so many interesting young women with a huge variety of backgrounds and getting to know them is one of the best parts about school. Also, if you're considering the school, COME VISIT! Take a tour around campus or stay for a weekend. It really helps you to get a feel for the school and evaluate if it is the right fit for you.
Max
The classes are extremely difficult, but if you stay on top of everything you should be fine.
Anonymous