Barnard College

New York, New York

#45 National Colleges

11.77% Admission Rate
Very Selective

2,622 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Women-Only College

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Barnard College of Columbia University is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer as a response to Columbia University's refusal to admit women and is named after Columbia's 10th president, Frederick Barnard.

Barnard is one of four undergraduate colleges of Columbia University but has legal and financial autonomy. Students share classes, clubs, fraternities and sororities, sports teams, buildings, and more with Columbia, and receive a Columbia diploma that is signed by both Barnard and Columbia presidents.

Barnard offers Bachelor of Arts degree programs in about 50 areas of study. Students may also pursue elements of their education at Columbia, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Jewish Theological Seminary, which are also based in New York City. Its 4-acre (1.6 ha) campus is located in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights, stretching along Broadway between 116th and 120th Streets. It is directly across from Columbia's main campus and near several other academic institutions.

The college is a member of the Seven Sisters, an association of seven prominent women's liberal arts colleges in the United States of America.

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New York, New York

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Bachelor's degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Social Sciences 27.5%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 14.1%
English Language And Literature/Letters 9.0%
Visual And Performing Arts 8.4%
Psychology 7.2%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 7.2%
History 7.1%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4.6%
Natural Resources And Conservation 2.9%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2.7%
Mathematics And Statistics 2.5%
Physical Sciences 2.4%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1.9%
Architecture And Related Services 1.5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1.2%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1445 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 770 720 670
Verbal 750 710 670

ACT Scores

33 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 33 30 27
English 35 34 33