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Barnard College

New York, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

About Barnard

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Barnard College Overview

Barnard College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in New York, New York. Barnard was founded in 1889 and the school enrolls around 3,043 students a year, including 3,043 undergraduate students. Barnard ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Barnard for Fall 2023 is January 4. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Barnard!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Barnard students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life?Barnard has sororities, but doesn't have fraternities.

Planning to play sports? Barnard has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Barnard on the Student Life page.

2022 Barnard Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 33%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%
Tuition $60,478
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $61,772

Is Barnard a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Barnard offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Barnard College

Barnard is extremely difficult to get into. Barnard admitted 11% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 10,395 applications received in 2022, 1,192 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Barnard

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 97% of students who start at Barnard come back for their second year of college. 93% of Barnard undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Barnard Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Barnard by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Barnard directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Barnard College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Barnard's endowment was valued at $460.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Barnard spends about $55,528 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Barnard

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Barnard meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Barnard full-time are awarded $61,772 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,277 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Barnard.

Based on this information, how does Barnard sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Barnard a good school for you?

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Where is Barnard?

Barnard is located in the urban setting of New York, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you are interested in seeing Barnard for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Henry Hudson Parkway to New York, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Barnard and New York are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027-6598

Campus Setting: Urban

Barnard Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 4

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Barnard is Jan 4.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Barnard is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Barnard College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Barnard ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


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32 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Barnard is 33. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Barnard. Students with an ACT score that falls between 32 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 32 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Barnard SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1445 - 1530


Math SAT Range

715 - 780


Reading SAT Range

710 - 770

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1530 and Above


1445 to 1530


1445 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Barnard students is 1478. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Barnard, while applicants with SAT scores between 1445 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1445 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Barnard.

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