First-Year Class Profile

On the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 116th and 120th Streets along the west side of Broadway

Class of 2023

Application Profile

9,320 Applicants
1,097 Admits
45% Enrolled Early Decision

Enrolled Class Profile

635 enrolled students
44% attended public high schools
14% legacy
13% are the first in their family to attend college

Academic Profile

85% in the top decile of their high school class rank (for those available)

SAT Critical Reading EBRW
   Mean: 707
   Median: 720
   Mid 50% range: 670-750

SAT Math
   Mean: 713
   Median: 720
   Mid 50% range: 670-770

   Mean: 32
   Mid 50% range: 30-34

Demographic Profile

12% international students

US Citizens or permanent residents self-identify combinations of race and ethnicity:
   African American: 12%
   Asian American: 27%
   Caucasian: 66%
   Latino: 11%
   Native American: 1%
   Unknown: 1%
   US citizen or permanent residents students of color: 48%
Totals will sum to greater than 100% because some students may select more than one category.

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

Geographic Representation

US citizens or permanent residents by geographic area:    

First-year distribution by region

   US. students residing abroad: 6%
   International: 12%

Financial Aid Profile

  • Barnard Need-Based Grant Recipients: 38%
  • Average Barnard Grant: $47,751
  • Pell Eligible: 12%

Data as of 8/12/19

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