Barnard’s director of admissions says that everyday life presents countless opportunities for a good story. The key: revel in writing it.
Applying to Barnard
Barnard’s review process is not “one size fits all.” The admissions team considers how you’ve used the opportunities you’ve had.
When you apply through Early Decision, you’re saying you love Barnard. You’re committed to Barnard. And that means a lot.
The Breakdown, 2018
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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
Athena Abadilla ’20
Athena, who hails from Hawaii, loves Barnard’s emphasis on developing one’s own identity within a diverse community.
Krystina Williamson ’20
This Writing Fellow and peer tutor from Hayward, California, is a Star Trek fan and is developing her sarcasm.
Shulie Weinberg ’20
A Chicagoan in the Big Apple, Shulie is excited by Barnard’s opportunities and endless supply of possibilities.