Class of 2026 Profile

Class of 2026

The Office of Admissions is proud to present the Barnard College Class of 2026. Each year we seek to enroll bold, engaged, and intellectually curious students into our community. We are happy to provide statistics on enrollment and financial aid to give you a broad understanding of the candidates we seek to admit to Barnard. Our admissions process is truly holistic, carefully considering all aspects of these students' academic profile and personal accomplishments, including essays, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and interviews (which are optional). These pieces of the application are critical to gaining a full understanding of each candidate and their fit for Barnard.

Application Profile

First-Year Applicants:
Total Applied: 12,009
Admitted: 1,080
Acceptance Rate: 9%
Applied through Early Decision: 1,500
Percent of class admitted through Early Decision: 55%

Transfer Applicants:
Total Applied (Spring 2022): 171
Admitted (Spring 2022): 47
Acceptance Rate (Spring 2022): 25%
Total Enrolled (Spring 2022): 33
Total Applied (Fall 2022): 1,011
Admitted (Fall 2022): 250
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2022): 25%
Total Enrolled (Fall 2022): 157

First-Year Enrolled Class Profile

713 enrolled students
56% attended public high schools
18% are the first in their family to attend college

Academic Profile

93% in the top decile of their high school class rank (for those available)

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing mid 50% range: 710-760

SAT Math mid 50% range: 720-790

ACT Composite mid 50% range: 32-34

Demographic Profile

9% international students

US Citizens or permanent residents self-identify combinations of race and ethnicity:
   African American/Black: 12%
   Asian American: 28%
   Caucasian: 39%
   Hispanic/Latinx: 18%
   Native: 2%
   Unknown/Other: 1%

International 9%

You can find federal government race/ethnicity categories on the website of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Geographic Representation

Within the United States:
Number of states represented: 40, plus DC and territories
Midwest/Southwest: 8%
Mid-Atlantic: 14%
New England: 8%
South: 10%
West: 19%

Outside the United States:
Number of countries represented: 33
International students: 9%
US citizens attending school abroad: 4%

Financial Aid Profile

Barnard Need-Based Grant Recipients: 46%
Average Barnard Grant: $53,269

Download our Class of 2026 Profile

Data as of 9/29/2022

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