Barnard College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Barnard College
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT58%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1330|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Barnard College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT51%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||32|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.84
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
79% of Barnard College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||55%||?||55%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.
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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
New York, New York
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.