#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

Barnard College

New York, New York

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Barnard College overview
Location New York, New York
Online barnard.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Barnard College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Founded in 1889, Barnard College is an independent women's liberal arts college located in New York City, New York, affiliated with Columbia University. Renowned for a rigorous intellectual community, it offers a unique partnership with Columbia wherein students can share classes, clubs, and social events. The campus, characterized by an urban setting in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, features a mix of classic and contemporary architecture, including the notable Milbank Hall. With a highly selective admissions process, Barnard attracts a diverse student body and is particularly known for its programs in the social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies. Students may opt for campus housing throughout their four-year college experience, with 93% of undergraduates living on campus. Barnard College does not have a significant focus on intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 12,009 prospective students applied, and 1,056 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 697 enrolled in the school.  3,091 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 351 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $60,478 plus fees of $2,047. Barnard is ranked 35 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Barnard is rated within the top 8% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Barnard College overview
SAT 1440/1550
ACT 32/34
Estimated GPA 3.85

Applications Accepted

Barnard College overview
Applications Due Jan 4, 2024
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Barnard College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$2,047
Room and Board $19,364
Budget for Other Expenses$1,370
Total One Year Cost$84,409

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$66,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

92% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Barnard College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
English and Literature 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Psychology 11%
Ethnic Studies 9%

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