Our first-year application process is highly selective and nuanced. We consider all aspects of the application while paying close attention to each student's individual story and background.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Welcome to Barnard College. We're a community of bold, brilliant women who are dedicated to changing the world. If you're interested in joining us, you're in the right place. We encourage you to explore the links below to learn more about our application process.
COVID-19 Announcements • First-Year Applicants • Transfer Applicants • Visiting Students • Class of 2025 Profile • International Applicants • Division I Athlete Applicants • Transgender Applicants Policy
Transfer students are a vibrant part of the Barnard community. Learn more about our Fall and Spring Term entry options.
Degree candidates at another college are welcome to apply to visit Barnard for a semester or two.
Stay up-to-date with the temporary changes to our admissions process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Class of 2025 Profile
Learn some facts and figures about the amazing students that make up the Class of 2025.
Barnard is truly a global campus, welcoming students from around the world. Around 12% of Barnard students are international students. Learn more about our application process for international citizens and students attending school outside the U.S.
Division I Athlete Applicants
Barnard is the only women’s college, and one of the only small liberal arts colleges nationwide, to offer NCAA Division I athletics. Under the Columbia-Barnard Athletics Consortium, Barnard scholar-athletes compete alongside Columbia undergraduates on 16 teams in the NCAA Division I and the Ivy League. They join teams led by some of the nation’s best coaches and train in top-notch facilities.
Transgender Applicants Policy
In furtherance of our mission, tradition, and values as a women’s college, and in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Barnard will consider for admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.