The New York Times' blog, "The Choice," lists 2011 admission figures for colleges and universities around the country.  Barnard's numbers reflect a record year:

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- For the first time in the College's 122 year history, total applications surpassed 5,000.

- Early Decision applications increased by 38 percent.  550 prospective students applied early in 2011, up from 397 in 2010.

- Total applications climbed 12 percent; we received 5,154 applications this year, compared with 4,618 last year.

- Barnard also saw its lowest acceptance rate ever this year: 22.7 percent regular admit rate, 24.9 percent overall admit rate.