Barnard College
New York, NY, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Size of Town
Major city
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
67
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
15%
Hispanic
12%
White
51%
Multiracial
6%
Percent of First Generation Students
16%
Student Organizations
100
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

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

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Intramural Sports
13
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
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).
Max
I enjoy both the Barnard dining halls and the Columbia dining halls.
Anonymous
On campus is good but gets boring, off campus is great but it gets expensive.
Barnard Student from Woodside, NY
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.
Barnard_2014
Hewitt is delicious! there is always something for everyone.
Heidy from Los Angeles, CA
The cafeteria isn't great, but it has a wide range of options. And there are literally thousands of restaurants in the surrounding area.
Rachel from Port Jefferson, NY
Hewitt Dining Hall is the only Dining Hall on Campus. This Dining Hall
Merna from Brooklyn, NY
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.
Cassie
Barnard has two solid options: Hewitt for breakfast, lunch & dinner and the Diana Cafe for breakfast & lunch. Hewitt is regular dining food, Diana is delicious but accepts points not meal swipes. However, Barnard students have access to all of Columbia's dining halls - so they have between approx. 5 available to them at all times! This is wonderful, because even the best dining hall food becomes terrible if you don't have options. Also, if you're sick of eating on campus, there are so many inexpensive food options in the city!
Chandler