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 welcomes prospective students and families and a Barnard Student Admissions Representatives is available to answer any questions. Check current schedule for the Visitor Center as times shift during breaks and in response to pandemic conditions.)
Admissions & Aid
Barnard's signature week-long program will help you learn more about Barnard College and our identity as a women's liberal arts college in New York City affiliated with Columbia University. Tune in to also attend a session on our admissions and financial aid processes and hear advice from current students as you continue through your college search.
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, 2020
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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
Maya Corral ’22
Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Maya is a senior who has found a strong community and support system at Barnard College with her peers, professors, and mentors.
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).
Allie Lipshutz '22
When she isn't studying neuroscience and behavior with a cellular concentration, you can find Allie taking circus classes near the Barnard campus.