A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Barnard College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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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
15%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1470
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$22,815/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,335/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,569/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,092/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,111/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,048/ 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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,511Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Determined
    36%
  • Unafraid
    24%
  • Ambitious
    16%
  • Supportive
    12%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Passionate
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.36 responses
Poll
52%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Bold Beautiful Barnard
    68%
  • Individualistic
    9%
  • Pretentious
    9%
  • Barnard
    5%
  • Females are Strong As Hell
    5%
  • Unconventional
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
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
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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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I love the time I've spent at Barnard. The best thing about this college is the passionate and empowered community. I will always cherish the amazing individuals that I've met throughout my time at this institution because of the way they are continuously inspiring me to make change and work hard and grow and never discount my knowledge or experiences or any one else's knowledge and experiences. Stay bold and beautiful Barnard!
So far, I am enjoying my experience at Barnard. At times it can feel lonely, but when I look around and see the bold, brilliant, Barnard women around me.. I feel inspired. The financial diversity is rather low however the access to Columbia's Libraries, Athletics, and Campus is unbeatable. It is the best of both worlds. A small liberal arts college connected to a large research University. The Barnard professors are hands-on and very accessible. I admire the small classroom sizes and the focus on seminars. The campus is beautiful, however there is major construction at the moment. The areas that could be improved are the dorms and the safety of women on campus.