Barnard College Summary

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Barnard College

Basic Statistics

New York, NY
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
23 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Columbia University affiliation
  • The lawn
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • College Activities Office

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • No air conditioning in most dorms
  • No retaking classes you've done poorly in
  • The cold, cold winters
  • Only one dining hall open for dinner

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Barnard Student Reviews

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4 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Tough but you learn a lot

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..


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