Website: www.barnard.edu/

Private
2,604
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 2,604 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 7,716 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.00
SAT Math
690 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
704 average
660-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,777
Tuition and Fees
$55,032
Room and Board
$17,225
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,619
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,276
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
226
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lions
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.2% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
9.1% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

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 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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 7,716 applicants were admitted
Women
15% of 7,716 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
603 (51%) of 1,190 admitted students enrolled
Women
603 (51%) of 1,190 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
31% of 934 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,703
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,222
Students Admitted From Wait List
51

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.00
3.75 and Above
75%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
0%
2.50 - 2.99
0%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
690 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
704 average
660-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
64%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
77%
Score of 24 - 29
22%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
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: 84%
Top quarter: 93%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$74,777
Tuition and Fees
$55,032
Room and Board
$17,225
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$1,370
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@barnard.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about March 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002708
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
309 (51.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
231 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
231 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
224 (97.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,619
Need-Based Gift
Received by 224 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,022
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 231 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,597
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,124 (43.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
994 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
994 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
978 (98.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,194
Need-Based Gift
Received by 978 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,984
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 994 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,210
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,276
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,332
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, international affairs, public administration with Columbia University; music with The Juilliard School; religion with Jewish Theological Seminary; music with Manhattan School of Music; law; dentistry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
226
Part-Time Faculty
137
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
58%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
165
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
4 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
9%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
gated campus with permanent security posts

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lions
School Colors
Columbia blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Archery x      
Basketball x      
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Fencing x      
Field Hockey x      
Golf x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Archery x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Archery    
Basketball    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Fencing    
Field Hockey    
Golf    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), water polo
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, soccer, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national sororities, community impact (community service), student government association, take back the night, student activities council, musical theater society
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, women only
All Undergraduates
2,604
Women
2,604 (100.0%)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,574
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.2% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
9.1% from 66 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 3%
Education 3%
Other 6%

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