Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart.

Ours is a diverse intellectual community providing the best of all worlds: small classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting with the vast resources of Columbia University. And, all of this in the heart of New York City.

On our leafy four-acre campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, our world-class faculty educates 2,500 intrepid women—women who, as a matter of course, have gone on to achieve great things.

Throughout our history, Barnard graduates have made their mark as leaders in the arts, business, government, and science, and as activists for causes too numerous to name. Barnard women change the world and the way we think about it.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Campus details: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 11%
  • Average ACT range: 30-34
  • Average SAT range: 1330-1500 (writing not included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,195


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Softball; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis

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