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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York City, small and expensive apartments are expected.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great restaurants at your finger tips.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration tends to focus on it's view to the public than on the needs of students.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Did not cover 100% but got as close as possible.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Being a vegetarian, there is no food variety. It's either eat a salad or have pizza everyday. At Hewitt, once in a while at the "Home" station they will have an interesting option. But there is always 1 vegan option, 1 vegetarian option - which could be rice and potatoes. Very repetitive.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in Plimpton is nice - mostly singles, one double per suite, but noise travels through the walls! Small Kitchen unless you live on the 7th or 8th floors. Doubles are very small. Singles are adequate for NYC. Rooms have weird dimensions. Higher floors have nice views.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's what you make of it

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think, dining halls are usually doing their best. They have to serve to hundreds and thousands of people with different food preferences and, I think, usually they are doing a great job presenting a decent amount of options. However, I believe that more vegan options should be offered

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: While a part of student body is involved in athletes, a larger part really disregards it. Our teams usually perform very poorly and the school spirit isn't really present even during homecoming games. The school's athletic facilities are really great, however, to get to most of the field, a student have to take a train, which is costly and time-consuming.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: off campus dining is okay, the food is fine, nothing amazing or too expensive. very little student discounts, but a large variety of food, also it's super easy to get food delivered.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are dorms as far as ten blocks away from campus, but are still considered on campus housing, so if you want to feel further from the college there are options without needing to rent an apartment.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team sucks, but fans do come out to support, the marching band is useless. even with all of this School spirit is high when the teams do well, or not, no one really minds.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on Barnard's Campus, but this is New York and I often hear of crimes happening (mainly theft and street harassment) around campus. I don't feel the same level of security on Columbia's Campus or in the surrounding neighborhoods at night.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: the greeks throw parties, and those are the ones that are easiest to find out about, but they are generally dirty and gross, the dorm parties are usually better.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are really great, and the lesbian dating scene seems on point. but the Columbia guys are boring and preppy.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: living on campus is super fun and easy, it's great to be so close to your classes. The best dorms are for the upperclassmen, and even then there is a lottery system so no guarantees to which dorms you live in. some/most are apartment style, then the ones in the quad range from singles to quads that look more like regular dorms. Quad living is super chill and the dining hall is in the basement so really easy access to food. Everyone is social in the quad, but there is a general consensus to be respectful and quiet, there are also quiet hours late at night.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I made a huge mistake by not applying for financial aid, it has no bearing on acceptance, and Barnard is really great with giving out financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Barnard is super chill, the hard parties are at Columbia, and because of proximity, it's super easy to go party then come back to Barnard and relax.

4 College Sophomore

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

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4 College Sophomore

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

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Tough but you learn a lot

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3 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

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

4 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

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

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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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