A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Barnard College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Barnard College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Scores Range
1250-1440
ACT Scores Range
28-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Barnard College

Cost

Net Price
$21,791/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,231/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,553/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,571/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,360/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,837/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,537Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Determined
    43%
  • Unafraid
    29%
  • Supportive
    14%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Competitive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.32 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Bold Beautiful Barnard
    67%
  • Individualistic
    11%
  • Barnard
    6%
  • Females are Strong As Hell
    6%
  • Pretentious
    6%
  • Unconventional
    6%

After Barnard College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Barnard College Reviews

397 reviews
All Categories
AMAZING school! You get best of both worlds: small, women's liberal arts college with all the resources and facilities of a large, co-ed, Ivy-League university. Plus, you get to live in NYC. You get a campus feel since it is on the Upper West Side ( residential area).

Barnard women get degrees from Columbia University, graduate at Columbia University graduation, take classes at CU and join CU clubs/sororities/sports/ societies. Barnard women can also eat at Columbia dining halls, study in all 22 CU libraries, and use the same academic buildings. Columbia students take classes at Barnard and use Barnard libraries/cafeterias/buildings. It's a great campus environment.

BTW, acceptance rate is 14.8% now (on Niche it still has a very old acceptance rate). Gets more competitive with each year as more people learn about it.
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Our classes are generally very small (even in the sciences!) and professors care about how their students do in their classes. We have a wide variety of classes offered at Barnard, but if a student would like to take a class at Columbia, they can do that easily and at no extra cost. Our class registration process is the same as Columbia's, so cross-registration is simple. Many Columbia students take Barnard classes too!
I've had some professors I didn't like, but for the most part my academic experience at Barnard has been incredible and rewarding. I tend to like my Barnard professors more than my Columbia ones, usually because class sizes tend to be smaller and more student focused a Barnard. I've had great experiences on both sides of the street though!