Chances of getting into Barnard College

Barnard College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
13.9%
Admission Difficulty for Barnard College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Barnard College and can I get accepted? The school has a 14% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,099 out of 7,897 applicants were admitted making Barnard College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Barnard College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Barnard College is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Barnard College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1330-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Barnard College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Barnard College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Barnard College?

Barnard College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 58 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Barnard College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >22%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 14%-22%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 9%-14%
1245 to 1330 Reach 5%-9%
Less than 1245 Low <5%
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Barnard College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Barnard College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Barnard College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Barnard College?

Admission data indicates that Barnard College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barnard College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Barnard College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >25%
31 to 33 Avg + 14%-25%
30 to 31 Avg - 10%-14%
29 to 30 Reach 7%-10%
Less than 29 Low <7%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.84
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. The school ranks #4 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Barnard College is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Barnard College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 68% Good
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 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

79% of Barnard College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Barnard College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 79%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Barnard College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,890 7 7,897
Accepted 1,099 0 1,099
Acceptance Rate 14% 0% 14%
Enrolled 605 0 605
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% ? 55%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Barnard College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Barnard College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Barnard College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Barnard College. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

14% of those who apply are granted admission to Barnard College. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1330 and 1500. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.