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Founded in 1889, Barnard College is devoted to empowering young women to pursue their passions. The College's singular combination of excellence across the arts and sciences, world-class faculty, the vast academic resources of Columbia University, and access to New York City’s infinite opportunities prepares our students for long-term success.
Location New York, NY USA
4 acres on Morningside Heights
Admissions (Class of 2025)
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Enrollment (Fall 2021)
769 first-year students
3,008 undergraduate students (excluding study abroad)
44% students of color
13% international students
14% first in their families to attend college
16% recipients of Pell grants
In 2021, U.S. students came from 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 51 foreign countries. International students came from 58 countries.
97% returning as sophomores after first-year (cohort entering Fall 2020)
Barnard's faculty (scholars dedicated to teaching) are tenured at Barnard College and Columbia University.
266 Full-Time Faculty (as of Fall 2021)
10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
72% of classes have 19 or fewer students
Barnard is home to innovative academic centers, which include the Athena Center for Leadership, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, a unique center for research on early childhood development and parenting, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, the Empirical Reasoning Center, the Digital Humanities Center, the Design Center, the Elsie K. Sloate Media Center, the Movement Lab, and the Vagelos Computational Science Center.
Barnard is an independent institution with its own policies, endowment, and trustees. Our singular agreement with Columbia University means that Barnard is considered one of Columbia University’s four undergraduate colleges and students have access to libraries, facilities and activities on both campuses; Barnard students compete in NCAA Division 1 athletics through the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium; Barnard and Columbia undergraduate students cross-register in courses at both institutions; and students receive a diploma both from Barnard College and from Columbia University.
Class of 2021
592 Degrees conferred
34% in STEM
93% first-years graduate within six years (cohort entering Fall 2015)
Top majors by department:
Art History, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Neuroscience and Behavior, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
95% employed or attending graduate/professional school six months after graduation (Class of 2021)