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Can I get into Barnard College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,349 out of 5,676 applicants or 24% were admitted making Barnard College a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Barnard College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||?||?||45%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Barnard College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Barnard College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimim ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of appliants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barnard College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1275. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>34%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||23%-34%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||15%-23%|
|26 to 28||Reach||9%-15%|
|Less than 26||Low||<9%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>34%|
|1425 to 1500||Avg +||23%-34%|
|1350 to 1425||Avg -||15%-23%|
|1275 to 1350||Reach||9%-15%|
|Less than 1275||Low||<9%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Barnard College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Barnard College was 3.84 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Barnard College is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Barnard College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=189097 IPEDS survey data for Barnard College.