Barnard College

Barnard College

Barnard College is a private women's college of liberal arts located in New York, United States. It was established in the year 1889. The college campus spreads across an area of 4 acres. Barnard College awards a number of bachelor and master degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The college also provides Off-campus opportunities and double and joint degree programs. The institution's student body consists of national as well as international students from over 45 states in the U.S. and 35 countries around the world.

Barnard College's athletics department fields more than 12 women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and Ivy League. Their official mascot is Millie, the dancing Barnard Bear. The teams participate in sports such as cross country, basketball, softball, track and field, and field hockey.

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New York , NY 10027-6598
General Phone: (212) 854-5262

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Barnard College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts320African studies, American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Slavic studies, French studies, German studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling69psychology
Science44biology, biochemistry, environmental biology, astronomy, astrophysics, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts40art history and criticism
Mathematics19mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Drama and Performing Arts14dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning12architecture
Photography and Commercial Art8film studies
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Barnard College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree57259

Barnard College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Barnard College had a total enrollment of 2,346 students (2,269 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 16%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 46%
20-21 46%
22-24 5%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York29%
New Jersey11%
(International Students)6%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%
Puerto Rico1%

Barnard College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %
Part-Time 100 %

Barnard College Room and Board (2007)

Barnard College offers campus housing for 2,122 of its 2,269 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Barnard College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal640740
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing650750
ACT Composite2831

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Barnard College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,538
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,538
Room and board $ 11,926
Room charge $ 7,356
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,570
Books and supplies $ 1,146
Other expenses $ 1,366

Financial Aid:
Barnard College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 270800)

Barnard College Faculty

Barnard College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1831
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1448

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$136,24029$135,404
Associate professoracademic year16$91,40316$93,587
Assistant professoracademic year19$73,16239$71,212
Instructoracademic year4$49,95612$62,525
Lectureracademic year6$66,71024$63,637
All faculty totalacademic year84$104,357120$87,325

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Barnard College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Ivy Group
Track Ivy Group

Barnard College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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