Barnard College

391 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Barnard College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Barnard College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Range
1250-1440
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,791/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,231/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,553/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,571/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,360/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,837/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,537Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Determined
    43%
  • Unafraid
    29%
  • Supportive
    14%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Competitive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.32 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Bold Beautiful Barnard
    67%
  • Individualistic
    11%
  • Barnard
    6%
  • Females are Strong As Hell
    6%
  • Pretentious
    6%
  • Unconventional
    6%

After Barnard College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

391 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    162
  • Average
    111
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    9
Our classes are generally very small (even in the sciences!) and professors care about how their students do in their classes. We have a wide variety of classes offered at Barnard, but if a student would like to take a class at Columbia, they can do that easily and at no extra cost. Our class registration process is the same as Columbia's, so cross-registration is simple. Many Columbia students take Barnard classes too!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
Barnard health services are amazing! The health center is always open and available and will help you with any imaginable problem. On late nights or odd hours, you can call "clinician-on-call" which directs your call to nurses to answer your questions and tell you what to do in a medical emergency situation. In addition to being very helpful and extremely nice and friendly, Barnard's mandatory health insurance plan is also great. If you ever need to go to the emergency room/hospital, an escort will come knock on your door, direct you to a public safety van outside, which will drive you to the hospital, where an RA on duty will meet you and stay with you the whole time. You will then be escorted back in the van, never having spent more than a second alone. And you'll get a follow up email/phone call making sure you're ok and that you've had a fine experience with everything. And everything is completely confidential and cost-free. Another plus-Barnard prescribes really inexpensive birth control, no blood test, no long appointment, just a quick trip to health services to pick up the packs (they'll give you 6 at a time.)
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 30 2012
Dining Halls on Campus – Dining Halls on Campus:
John Jay (Columbia campus, pay with swipes)
Ferris Booth (Columbia campus, pay with swipes)
Hewitt (Barnard campus, pay with swipes)
Diana 2nd Floor Dining Hall (only for Barnard students, pay with points)

The Diana dining hall has Crumbs cupcakes, thin crust pizzas made to order, and turkey burgers. The salad bar is way overpriced but overall it's not bad and my favorite dining hall! Other places are pretty standard, with salad bars, pasta bars, soup bars, and never fresh enough fruit. Hewitt dining hall also has great kosher options. Overall, the food is pretty good!
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 8 2012