|Applicant Competition||Very High|
Can I get into Barnard College? The school has a 17% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,184 out of 7,071 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 exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Barnard College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Barnard College is a prized outcome for many students.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||680|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1330|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
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. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 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|
|1510 and Above||Good||>100%|
|1420 to 1510||Avg +||100%-100%|
|1330 to 1420||Avg -||100%-100%|
|1240 to 1330||Reach||100%-100%|
|Less than 1240||Low||<100%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barnard College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>100%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||100%-100%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||100%-100%|
|27 to 29||Reach||100%-100%|
|Less than 27||Low||<100%|
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 alone 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||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||0%||?||51%|
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|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=189097 IPEDS survey data for Barnard College.