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Barnard College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Barnard College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Barnard College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Barnard College was awarded 39 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Barnard as #77 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Barnard is ranked at #9.

See all of the rankings for Barnard College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Barnard?

Acceptance Rate

Barnard College has a very low acceptance rate of 15%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Barnard just in case you don't make the cut.

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 at Barnard is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Barnard College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Barnard for first-time, full-time students is 85%, which is better than 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 2,562 undergraduates at Barnard with 2,519 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

Barnard Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Barnard with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Barnard graduates 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

Located in New York, New York, Barnard College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Barnard is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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.

Learn more about online learning at Barnard College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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