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Barnard College
New York, NY
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History   3
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 3009 Broadway
City, State, Zip New York, NY  10027-6598
Phone (212) 854-2014
Fax (212) 854-6220
E-mail admissions@barnard.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1
Early Decision Notification December 15
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Application Fee $75
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification April 1
Accept Offer of Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other Common Application with Barnard Supplement required for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations X      
Essay X      
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work   X    
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities X      
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience   X    
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 20% of 6,655 applicants were admitted
   Women 20% of 6,655 applicants were admitted
   Men Not reported
Students Enrolled 635 (49%) of 1,306 admitted students enrolled
   Women 635 (49%) of 1,306 admitted students enrolled
   Men Not reported
Early Decision
Admission Rate
43% of 748 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List 1,195
Students Accepting Wait List Position 130
Students Admitted From Wait List 6
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 35%
  Score of 600 - 700 47%
  Score of 500 - 600 16%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 690 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 46%
  Score of 600 - 700 41%
  Score of 500 - 600 12%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 700 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 51%
  Score of 600 - 700 38%
  Score of 500 - 600 8%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.90
3.75 and Above 76%
3.50 - 3.74 18%
3.25 - 3.49 4%
3.00 - 3.24 2%
2.50 - 2.99  
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 64%
  Score of 24 - 29 34%
  Score of 18 - 23 2%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 81%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported