Barnard College

Barnard College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Barnard College Ranked?

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2022 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 395 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general dance.

Overall Quality

Barnard landed the #31 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Barnard held the #77 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Barnard is also ranked #4 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Barnard?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 14%, Barnard is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 680 and 748. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Barnard College  ( 680 to 748 )

SAT Math Scores for Barnard College  ( 670 to 770 )
Barnard received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Barnard College  ( 31 to 34 )

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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 9 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

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 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Barnard College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% 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  93 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 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

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Barnard College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,744 undergraduates at Barnard with 2,651 being full-time and 93 being part-time.

How Much Does Barnard College Cost?

The overall average net price of Barnard is $28,204. 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 +
$12,377 $9,884 $16,751 $17,830 $49,523

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Barnard, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $5,364 a year. That adds up to $21,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Barnard is 1.7%. 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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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 80 $72,744
Child Development & Psychology 75 NA
Political Science & Government 68 $51,482
General English Literature 54 $42,682
Urban Studies 41 $44,747
Fine & Studio Arts 37 NA
History 37 $42,682
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 35 $26,739
Computer Information Systems 33 $103,078
Area Studies 32 $44,170

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

Online Learning at Barnard

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 2,744 students took at least one online class at Barnard College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,744 2,744
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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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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