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Barnard College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,350
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $171,141,056
Admissions Address

3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Website

http://www.barnard.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@barnard.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Gill Fondiller
Admissions office telephone: (212) 854-2014
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 3 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 26%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 38%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 24%
Total applicants: 4,599
Total acceptances: 1,177
Total freshman enrollment: 556
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 4%
Male applicants: N/A
Male acceptances: N/A
Male freshman enrollment: N/A
 
Female applicants: 4,599
Female acceptances: 1,177
Female freshman enrollment: 556
Out-of-state freshmen: 66%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 833
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 547
Students enrolled from waiting list: 72

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 3.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 84%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 640 – 740
Math: 640 – 710
Combined: 1280 – 1450

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 45.0% 34.0%
600-699 44.0% 55.0%
500-599 10.0% 10.0%
400-499 1.0% 1.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 27%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 29 – 34
Math: 28 – 31
Composite: 29 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 62.0% N/A N/A
24-29 35.0% N/A N/A
18-23 3.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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