Barnard College

3009 Broadway, New york, NY 10027-6598
Tel: (212)854-5262
Private not-for-profit | 2,509 students
Four characteristics distinguish Barnard College: It is a liberal arts college with a long tradition of excellence; it is part of a great research university; it is in New York City, and it is a college for women. Each aspect of the College offers students unique distinctive learning opportunities. The effect is transformational.

School Overview:

Barnard College
CountyNew York County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
249 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,509 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,466 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
43 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted23%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)630-730450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)620-710460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)650-760440-570
ACT English (25-75%)29-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)25-3118-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3120-25

School Notes:

  • Barnard College provides the highest quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by love of learning.
  • Enrolled at Barnard are 2,360 undergraduates from throughout the nation, almost all 50 states and more than 40 countries, who take degrees in more than 50 fields in the humanities, social sciences, arts, natural sciences, and interdisciplinary areas. Eleven percent of Barnard students are African-American or Latina. Twenty percent are Asian. The College is known for the achievement of its graduates. Barnard ranks third among more than 1,000 undergraduate colleges for the number of graduates who earned Ph.D.'s between 1920 and 1995; first among graduates of chemistry programs who go on to teach chemistry at the college level; and its 29,000 graduates have written over 3,000 books and earned seven Pulitzer Prizes.
  • Barnard's neighborhood, Morningside Heights, is essentially a university town. Neighboring institutions include the Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, Bank Street College of Education, Union Theological Seminary, and Jewish Theological Seminary.
  • Barnard College is an independent partner of Columbia University. Barnard students are integral members of the University community, and students on both campuses may cross-register for classes and participate in joint activities, including varsity athletics, outside the classroom.
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