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Barnard College

Admissions

Barnard Says...

High school transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, personal attributes and achievements all play a role in Barnard's highly selective and holistic admissions process. The College seeks women with strong academic records who exhibit the capacity and desire to grow intellectually and personally. While there is not a set gr... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

United States

Phone: 212-854-2014

Fax: 212-854-6220

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 98
SAT:
% Submitting Score:73%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 730
     Math Middle 50%:620 - 710
     Writing Middle 50%:650 - 740
ACT:
% Submitting Score:43%
     ACT Middle 50%:28 - 32
     Math Middle 50%:29 - 34
     English Middle 50%:26 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.86
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:70%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:25%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:4%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:0.5%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:0.5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:79%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:98%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:48%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,606
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,151
Total of accepted students who enroll: 580
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 95%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $65.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 6/15
Housing Deposit Amount: $400.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    98
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 730
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    620 - 710
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    650 - 740
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    28 - 32
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    29 - 34
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.86
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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