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 15% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,190 out of 7,716 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 6 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Barnard College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT50%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||700|
|SAT Math 25th||670|
|SAT Composite 25th||1370|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||770|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1450|
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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 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 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1450 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 50 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|
|1530 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1450 to 1530||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1370 to 1450||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1290 to 1370||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1290||Low||<6%|
Barnard College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT62%
|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 #5 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barnard College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>26%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||15%-26%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||11%-15%|
|29 to 30||Reach||8%-11%|
|Less than 29||Low||<8%|
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 #1 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||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|
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)||51%||?||51%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.
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.