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's facilities are always almost good. If we're talking about the computer labs in the basement, one or two printers are usually out of order. The carpet in some residence halls needs a good wash. The library could use renovating, Hewitt dining hall has a pretty bleak atmosphere and always feels a little gross. Some rooms in Wollman Library (or Barnard Library) and Barnard Hall could use a paint job. Also, be prepared to sweat buckets during the first few weeks of school unless you've scored a double in Sulz. The weight room is small and nicely equipped, but a little renovation could go a long way. That said, the Diana center 2nd floor cafe has a really nice vibe, newly renovated, nice furniture and such. Also, the food is delicious and Benny (at the grill station) is the sweetest guy.

There might be a wait for health services, but it's a nice place and they treat you very, very well. Same goes for Furman counseling center; Barnard's rugs might be grimy, but the administration is really dedicated to helping you out when you ask for it.

No smoking on campus; for some it's great for others it means you have to walk outside of the gate at 11pm when it's snowing out. Depends.

While some places at Barnard are pretty weak, all you have to do is trot across the street to hang out and eat in Lerner, John Jay, or JJ's place (before 11pm), hit up Butler for a few books, and if you've made a Columbia friend, you can chill in their air-conditioned room on hot nights. I've seen their hang-out spots... they have pool tables! Barnard's &quot;hangouts&quot; on the quad include a bleak TV room, a cozy study room, and the lounges on each floor that smell like rancid pizza. Yes, rancid pizza. But, you can always hit up the hive/whatever they call it now on the first floor of Altschul (north of the quad). It's pretty nice.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 6 2012
I've had some professors I didn't like, but for the most part my academic experience at Barnard has been incredible and rewarding. I tend to like my Barnard professors more than my Columbia ones, usually because class sizes tend to be smaller and more student focused a Barnard. I've had great experiences on both sides of the street though!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago