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
15%
SAT Range
1250-1440
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 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 22 responses
Report
  • Determined
    41%
  • Unafraid
    27%
  • Supportive
    14%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Competitive
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.33 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Bold Beautiful Barnard
    63%
  • Individualistic
    11%
  • Pretentious
    11%
  • Barnard
    5%
  • Females are Strong As Hell
    5%
  • Unconventional
    5%

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
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Barnard College Reviews

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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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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.
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!