Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Barnard College

Find Schools Near

Barnard College Overview

Located in New York, New York, Barnard College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Barnard College Known For?

675 Undergraduate Awards
$57,603 Avg Cost After Aid
14% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Barnard since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • Students at Barnard have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Barnard.
  • In 2019-2020, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Barnard with a bachelor's degree make about $71,678 a year. That's 76% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Barnard student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Best Schools

Barnard College Rankings

Barnard is ranked #37 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 128 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #5.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Barnard has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Barnard.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Urban Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Ethnic, Culture & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Barnard has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Urban Studies Schools College Factual
#7 Best Area Studies Schools College Factual
#10 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools College Factual
#31 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#51 Best Social Sciences Schools College Factual
#109 Best Psychology Schools College Factual

Where Is Barnard College?


Contact details for Barnard are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6598
Phone: 212-854-5262

How Do I Get Into Barnard?

You can apply to Barnard online at:

Admission Requirements for Barnard

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Barnard?

14% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Barnard, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 14%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Barnard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 748. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Barnard College  ( 680 to 748 )

SAT Math Scores for Barnard College  ( 670 to 770 )
Barnard received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 31 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Barnard College  ( 33 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Barnard College  ( 27 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for Barnard College  ( 31 to 34 )

Can I Afford Barnard College?

$57,603 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Barnard is $57,603. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Barnard, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,364 a year. That adds up to $21,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Barnard is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Barnard College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,651 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,744 undergraduate students at Barnard, with 2,651 being full-time and 93 being part-time.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Barnard College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 480
Black or African American 142
Hispanic or Latino 308
White 1,188
International Students 327
Other Races/Ethnicities 206

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Barnard College. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 57 countries are represented at Barnard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Barnard College

2,744 Took All Classes Online
2,744 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 2,744 students took at least one online class at the school.

Barnard College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 79 79
Child Development & Psychology 59 59
History 48 48
Political Science & Government 46 46
General English Literature 42 42
Area Studies 36 36
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 33 33
Fine & Studio Arts 33 33
Computer Information Systems 32 32
Sociology 27 27
Public Policy 21 21
Urban Studies 20 20
Natural Resources Conservation 17 17
Anthropology 17 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 16 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 12 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 12 12
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 11 11
Chemistry 11 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11 11
Other Statistics 10 10
Ethnic Studies 9 9
General Biology 8 8
Mathematics 8 8
Dance 7 7
Romance Languages 6 6
Religious Studies 6 6
Philosophy 5 5
Architectural History 3 3
General Architecture 3 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3 3
Classical Languages & Literature 3 3
Music 3 3
Classical & Ancient Studies 2 2
Astronomy & Astrophysics 2 2
Physics 2 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 1
Germanic Languages 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0
Statistics 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0
General Psychology 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0
TOTAL 675 675


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.