The campus grounds are open! Pick up a copy of our self-guided walking tour booklet or sign up for a tour. The Admissions Visitor Center is open to welcome prospective students and families Monday through Friday 9-5pm and on select weekends. Barnard Student Admissions Representatives are available to answer any questions. Check the current schedule for the Visitor Center and tours, as times shift during breaks and in response to pandemic conditions.
Admissions & Aid
Early Decision (ED) vs. Regular Decision (RD). One of the big decisions in the application process. Learn more about which one is right for you by exploring our application process for first-year applicants.
The Breakdown, 2022
identify as students of color
From our vast academic resources to our shared community values, hear directly from our students on some of the many reasons they chose Barnard.
Read the official Admissions blog for a look at Barnard from the student perspective, advice from admissions staff members on the application process, and current students’ answers to frequently asked questions.
A Barnard education supercharges your intellectual growth, your personal transformation, and the likelihood that you’ll change the world, so we’re determined to make it a realistic option for you, regardless of your family finances.
Your application to Barnard is more than a list of your accomplishments. For us, it is a window into who you are — your values, your interests, your whole self.
Barnard has multiple programs to help first-generation and low-income students flourish here. The beautiful result: a community of women that represents the city, the country, the world.
When I returned as an admitted student, my host showed me her favorite neighborhood spots, and the admissions counselor who read my application stopped me to tell me she remembered my file.
Meet Our Tour Guides
Gabrielle Viner '24
Hailing from Nashville, TN, Gaby is a rising junior who loves the diverse community and supportive environment and dances with Raw Elemenz, Columbia's oldest hip hop dance group. And of course, she thinks New York City is the best! .
Zuri Mabrey-Wakefield '23
A comparative literature major, Zuri's involvements at Barnard include the Barnard Organization of Soul and Solidarity (BOSS) and Black Folx Unpacking (BFU). But that's not all! Zuri loves assisting other students and is a Resident Assistant and a Writing Fellow.
Chloe Siao '23
Chloe studies Economics and Computer Science, and has served on the McIntosh Activities Council to plan fun events for Barnard students, including Midnight Breakfast, a tradition held twice a year. She has also held several internships in the city.