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Reviews 375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Barnard is the best, v bold, v beautiful <3

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Barnard Degree is also a Columbia Degree

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school really cares about you

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's New York City, nothing more, nothing less

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very feminist, very low key, the best I've seen

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't a lot of pressure or focus on them

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I may have just started here, but I LOVE IT HERE

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students are always informed of ways to speak up. Public safety is always right around the corner to effectively assist with any requests. The safety and respect of students is taken very seriously at Barnard.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's a difficult process to join Greek Life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most of the sports activity happens across the street. But the school spirit for homecoming week is way up, almost every students goes to the games.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, Barnard is the best. It is a small supportive community where fellow students and professors want to see you succeed. There are a lot of resources you can take advantage of. It is awesome dorming in the city of New York.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Barnard's student employment office is excellent, and they have many training programs and resources available to help students access employment opportunities. There are research positions on campus, and being in New York allows students to find internships in the city with relative ease.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety officers are always at the gates, and we have a shuttle service to pick up students who feel uncomfortable walking back to campus alone.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Barnard-owned housing is guaranteed for all four years, which is great because New York housing is expensive! The RA's are really nice and they do a great job enforcing rules and creating communities.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Only fraternities live together, and their houses are brownstones right next to campus. The sororities have brownstones, but they don't live there.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Barnard doesn't have its own sports teams! All varsity athletes at Barnard play for Columbia teams. There is very little school spirit at Columbia University because our football team is not very good. We excel at certain sports, like fencing, but not a lot of people watch those competitions.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Barnard is a close-knit community of women receiving a fantastic liberal arts education in the heart of New York city. Our connection to Columbia University (Barnard is considered one of its four undergraduate schools) gives us the resources of a research university with all of the perks of a small college environment. It's the best of both worlds!

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Honestly, I wouldn't know; it's fairly easy to drink at parties, I think, but other than that you have to go and look for yourself.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not encountered an issue with health and safety.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my professors. They're all passionate about what they teach and they are all very engaging in their lectures. I found the quality of courses to be everything that a top-level college should be. I know that there is major diversity in courses, however since I am a pre-pharmacy student, I am limited in my options.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know that Barnard has a reputable status so a degree from this school is quite valuable. I also believe that Barnard/Columbia does a good job in providing career prospects for their students.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently stay in Sulzberger Hall, and I love it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am honestly biased against greek-life because of the negative image that society paints. However, I do see the benefits of being in greek-life, I just strongly believe that those benefits are not worth it in the long run.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I think the athletic equipment is up-to-date and clean. I haven't utilized Barnard's fitness center, but I walk over to Columbia and their facility is fabulous!

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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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