Admissions & Aid

Barnard On Tour

Get to know Barnard virtually through the perspectives of six current students!

Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

Join Lili Brown '18 as she explains the first-year admissions and financial aid processes at Barnard.

Building your college list

Out blog post gives tips on crafting your college list - check it out if you're just starting this process or if you're well on your way!

We understand that many students may have been affected by situations beyond their control, including devastating natural disasters, community disruptions and other extreme extenuating circumstances which have added extra anxiety to the college application process. Barnard is aware of these challenges and offers our support and encouragement by assisting in any way we can. We encourage students to reach out to admissions@barnard.edu if they need to request additional time to submit their application due to an extreme unforeseen circumstance. We also extend a brief grace period after the deadline to counselors and recommenders to send documents in without needing to contact our office.

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The Breakdown, 2019

2,682

students

51

countries

39
%

identify as students of color

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. 

Christina Lopez, Dean of Admissions

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.

Cleo Payne ’21