Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
2,466
Tuition
$43,502
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 474 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You're in morningside heights...in NYC you can eat anythng

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are tough because everyone is smart but students are willing to help

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Tough but you learn a lot

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's nyc- they can't regulate you that much

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Barnard is great for student life. There are many clubs to join from archery to ELP..

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are probably mostly available, but the convenience of a laptop is very nice.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community was great, and I met plenty of new people!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's good, but from what I've heard, the upperclassmen meal plans are better.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get offered any financial aid, and no merit aid is offered.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Night life isn't the best of the best, but there's always the city.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely not the priority. You don't have to be involved to have fun.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Although it is expensive, public transportation is definitely the best way to go.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I haven't yet had an internship. Still in the researching process!

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am thrilled with my future. I believe I am setting myself up for a very happy and successful life.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Plenty of resources to pursue my interests, plus the city has plenty of opportunities.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very understanding but the work is definitely challenging.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: You don't need a car since public transportation is right there.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Aside from a lack of financial diversity, people come from all over.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crimes occur everywhere, but safety in NYC has gradually improved.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is very expensive for a small space.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Since it's Barnard/Columbia, everything that Barnard has is practically doubled!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: It's a school for women, but it is affiliated with one of the best universities in the nation. Plus, it's in NYC.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Parking: There is no need for a car, and I would not reccommend parking nearby.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's pretty calm here. The students who participate in it seem to love it, but there is no need to join if you don't want to. It adds diversity and helps people form communities, which is pretty cool.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The subway is expensive, but right there. I love NYC public transportation. The Barnard shuttle is pretty great, but can be unreliable and late at times when it would be important for it to be prompt.

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Megan Cloud
Hometown
Ft. Worth, Texas
Major
Psychology
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Barnard College provides a great experience for aspiring young women who want it all. There is a nice, small college feel from small discussion classes and one-on-one advising while being able to take part in a large Ivy League university. There are large libraries, well-equipped athletic facilities, and well-known faculty at a school where the president of the college might serve you breakfast at midnight before finals. Most students find that Barnard is a place to feel at home in one of the busiest cities in the world. On the flip side, many students also feel the pressure of tough academic work, as well. With so much to do in New York City and on campus, it can be very frustrating for students when they have to spend hours on homework and studying.

Barnard appears to work very diligently at making sure that it is both academically very rigorous, and that students have many opportunities to enrich their lives socially and financially. This is both a blessing and a curse because classwork takes up such a great deal of time. A few students wish that Barnard had more of a social scene, but most students love the school and continue to feel like they are a part of the community, even after they have graduated and moved on. Barnard is not the school for everyone, but the women that choose it are usually really glad they did. It provides a very unique college experience, much different than the pop culture idea of college that includes rowdy football games and empty kegs lying on the lawns of frat houses.

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