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.
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.
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.
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.