Barnard College

Is Barnard a Good School for the Money?

Barnard College Value Report

Is a Barnard degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within New York, Barnard is a Great Quality for a Fair Price.

Average New York Value
Top 10% New York Quality

Barnard College is ranked #9 out of #132 in New York for quality and #63 out of #113 for New York value.

This makes it a great quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  63 out of 113
Great Value
State Value Score  44.25 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Barnard financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Barnard College is ranked #893 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Barnard College is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  893 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  39.33 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Macalester College $172,794 B
Mount Holyoke College $178,290 B
Gettysburg College $181,501 B
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus $183,954 B-
University of Wisconsin - Madison $192,741 C+
Dickinson College $196,704 C+
College of William and Mary $197,354 C+
Brandeis University $226,645 C-
Villanova University $229,825 C-
Barnard College $242,629 D+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $242,629 in Total

The average Barnard student's degree will cost an estimated $242,629. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $59,614 and a typical 4.07 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $59,614
Average Years to Graduate 4.07
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $242,629

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Barnard student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Barnard degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$147,163 In-State With Aid
$317,639 Avg Cost No Aid
4.07 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Barnard value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $317,639 #876 C-
All Students $242,629 #893 D+
Only Students Receiving Aid $147,163 #377 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $317,639 #61 C
All Students $242,629 #63 C-
Only Students Receiving Aid $147,163 #34 B

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of New York.

About 50% of Barnard students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Barnard financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Barnard cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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