Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade A minus
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade A+
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
Barnard is a highly rated private college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,584 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Barnard acceptance rate is 12%. Popular majors include Economics, English, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 92% of students, Barnard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,900.
Barnard College Rankings
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$26,649 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$48,128 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 40 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Economics71 Graduates
- English68 Graduates
- Political Science and Government61 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology56 Graduates
- History48 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology40 Graduates
- Urban Studies and Affairs34 Graduates
- Art History32 Graduates
- Information Science31 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 40 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 48 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
- Bold Beautiful Barnard65%
- Females are Strong As Hell4%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 20 responses
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Barnard College Reviews
Rating 3.86 out of 5 452 reviews
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I will be attending Barnard College of Columbia University in the fall, and already the support I've received from the school and its students has been astounding. The community of bold, brilliant Barnard women is very strong, and very supportive of each other! And the unparalleled access to resources, as well as in New York City, will provide me the perfect undergraduate education.
When I think of Barnard college, I think of empowerment. At an all-women’s campus, every woman is like the star of her own show. Women of all colors come to this place to empower and educate one another in the greatest city in the world. About half of the students at Barnard are people of color, which is amazing to me as a young Latina. I am excited to find myself among people from all backgrounds. Coming from a bilingual household, I have learned to treat the people in my surroundings with compassion, open-mindedness, and kindness. Barnard provides an urban location, which would give me the opportunity to educate myself at the Opera, Carnegie Hall, Broadway, or at the city’s many art and history museums. Living and studying in the most vibrant city in the world would be a dream, because one of my many passions is theater and the performing arts.
The teachers are supportive and there are tons of resources to take advantage of. You can take classes at Columbia and you can also eat at Columbia's dining halls, which is fun! But I prefer Barnard's food, there's also tons of good restaurants around Barnard and Columbia. The academics are definitely challenging.