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Find out more about how Barnard College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Barnard College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Barnard College was awarded 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Barnard is ranked #77 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Barnard held the #104 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Barnard is also ranked #9 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Barnard?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Barnard since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 15%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 50% of students accepted to Barnard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 760. Math scores were between 650 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Barnard College  ( 660 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Barnard College  ( 650 to 740 )
Barnard received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Barnard College  ( 30 to 33 )

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Barnard College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Barnard it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Barnard College is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Barnard College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Barnard College has a freshmen retention rate of 95%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Barnard the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 85%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  85 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Barnard

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,544 undergraduates at Barnard with 2,514 being full-time and 30 being part-time.

Barnard Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Barnard scored 40.65 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Barnard College Cost?

The overall average net price of Barnard is $29,184. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Barnard

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,861 $9,540 $15,192 $22,979 $44,046

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Barnard, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Barnard, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $4,594 a year. That adds up to $18,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Barnard is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Barnard Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Barnard make about $57,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Barnard students since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Barnard College make the most money.

Location of Barnard College

Barnard College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. New York is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Barnard College

Contact details for Barnard are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6598
Phone: 212-854-5262

Barnard College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 71 $68,100
General English Literature 68 $39,500
Political Science & Government 61 $42,600
Child Development & Psychology 56 NA
History 48 NA
Area Studies 45 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 40 NA
Urban Studies 34 $33,800
Fine & Studio Arts 32 NA
Computer Information Systems 31 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Barnard College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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