Barnard College

New York, New York
4-year Private university


Barnard College is a private institution established in 1889 with urban setting located at New York. It is ranked 11th in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Barnard is an all-female college in Manhattan with a partnership with the school across the street, Columbia University. Barnard women can take classes, play sports and join organizations at Columbia University-—and Columbia students have the same opportunities at Barnard. The school’s own mascot is a dancing Barnard Bear named Millie. Barnard College has about 80 of its own student organizations, though Columbia students often join, too. The Barnard Student Government Association does not recognize on-campus sororities, but women can join Columbia’s Greek organizations. Students call the school’s location in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Upper West Side home, as nearly 95 percent live on campus. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but 98 percent choose to do so. Barnard students also have year-round opportunities for internships in New York City, organized through the Career Development office. The school has a renowned Barnard Center for Research On Women, which sponsors conferences and panels on the subjects of gender, feminism and women’s rights.

#11 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location New York, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1889
Selectivity Very High
Size Small
3,442 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,032
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,032
Room and Board Fees $18,028
$43,761 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


9% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your primary language or, who have studied in English for more than four years

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$61,772 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$47,581 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $74,777
36% Students with need received Financial Aid
96.4% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA,CSS

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition, a paid four-year internship at JP Morgan Chase, and yearly stipend for books and supplies.
Details This program provides full tuition for four years to 10 graduating seniors from New York City public and private high schools. It is a comprehensive development program that includes paid summer internships and part-time work at JPMorgan Chase during the school year.
Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program
Total Worth partial scholarship
Details For college freshmen of Italian-American heritage, with financial need (income not to exceed $25,000 per capita)


3,442 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
95% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
87% Students graduate within 6 years