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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    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 2,461 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Barnard acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 91% of students, Barnard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,100.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
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
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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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,461Undergrads
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 27 responses
Report
  • Determined
    33%
  • Unafraid
    30%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • Supportive
    11%
  • Competitive
    7%
  • Passionate
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.38 responses
Poll
52%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Bold Beautiful Barnard
    67%
  • Barnard
    8%
  • Individualistic
    8%
  • Pretentious
    8%
  • Females are Strong As Hell
    4%
  • Unconventional
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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Barnard College is an amazing institution. If you want to live in New York City but still have a campus, this is the place for you. I love being able to walk a few blocks away from school and feel like I'm immersed in the bustle of NYC - while still having a quiet, beautiful campus to escape to.
The English department has incredibly intelligent, dedicated professors.
However - this is not the easiest school if, like me, you have a difficult time obtaining financial aid. Juggling classes, multiple jobs, and multiple extracurriculars can be difficult - but this is a high intensity school in a high intensity city.
I love women's college though! I've learned so much from the incredible women I go to school with.
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I loved it! The first year curriculum gives a lot of flexibility and opens freshmen up to a wide variety of lessons. You learn to think in many different ways through different platforms. Advisors are terrific, you get one the summer before you start your first year, so you really hit the ground running! The small classes with women add to the experience of being in a liberal arts college. The only thing I did not like was the expense. The school is over 70,000 per year and everyone I know did not receive enough aid. Many students had to take out massive loans, work crazy hours, or put their family into debt/ poverty to pay for an education that is supposed to empower women, when it actually hurt a lot of them financially. I think if you can make enough money after graduating then it is definitely worth it. You get a phenomenal education and world class job opportunities.
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.