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Barnard College (International Students)

  • New York, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 2,489
    total students
  • $44,300 | $44,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 20%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 660
    sat math
  • 671
    sat reading
  • 689
    sat writing
  • 30
    act composite

Overview

An Environment for Education

Barnard College, an all-women's college located in New York City, was established in 1869 as one of the 1st colleges to offer young women the prospect of earning college degrees. Since 1900, the college has partnered with Columbia University under an agreement unique in the world of higher education, allowing Barnard students access to the courses, libraries, and facilities of Columbia. Students receive their degrees from Columbia, yet Barnard College is an independent college and maintains its own Board of Trustees, campus, curriculum, faculty, staff, and admissions process.

Although it is located in New York City, one of the largest and most culturally diverse cities in the world, Barnard College retains the feel of a small and personal campus. Morningside Heights, the neighborhood in which the college is situated, is surrounded by colleges and other institutes of learning, including Columbia University, the Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, Bank Street College of Education, Union Theological Seminary, and Jewish Theological Seminary.

Barnard College offers international students an opportunity to gain a quality education from an institution ranked among the top 30 liberal arts colleges by "US News and World Report." The school's holistic approach to education provides students with a wide variety of classes in the humanities, sciences, languages, social sciences, and the arts.

In addition to classes at Columbia University, students can also take courses at the nearby Jewish Theological Seminary, Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music.

Barnard College Provides Opportunities for International Students

Barnard College provides a unique environment for international students seeking to gain a quality liberal arts education in a supportive community. Approximately 4 percent of Barnard students hail from over 40 foreign countries.

An international student adviser is available to provide support and answers for international students at any time throughout their enrollment at Barnard College, and each semester, international deans meet with students to discuss evolving federal regulations regarding their status as international students.

International students are encouraged to participate in the Multicultural and International Students Association (MISA), a group comprised of students from foreign countries who gather to share concerns, experiences, and activities. In addition, Columbia University's International Student and Scholars Office sponsors programs throughout the year that are open to Barnard international students.

Barnard College is committed to promoting a culture of diversity and providing a community where all voices can be heard. The college understands that an education is more than what is learned from books and in classrooms and seeks a cultural vibrancy that embraces the differences of its student body in order to create the leaders of tomorrow.

A Wide Range of Liberal Arts Majors

Students graduate from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree, and can choose from over 50 majors. The college provides a broad array of natural and social science majors, including anthropology, biochemistry, biological studies, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, economics, history, mathematics, neuroscience and behavior, physics and astronomy, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

Degrees in the humanities include Africana studies, American studies, ancient studies, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, classics (Greek and Latin), education, foreign area studies, French, German, human rights studies, Italian, Jewish studies, Medieval and Renaissance studies, religion, Slavic studies, Spanish and Latin American cultures, urban studies, and women's studies.

Art majors include architecture, art history, comparative literature, dance, English, film studies, music, and theatre.

Specialty Degree Opportunities

Barnard College students also can participate in double and joint degree programs from both Barnard and other schools affiliated within the Columbia University system.

Science and engineering students can earn both AB and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in a 5-year program (3-2) with Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The 5-year AB and Master in International Affairs (MIA) program allows students to earn their master's degrees from Columbia's School of International Affairs and another 5-year option gives students chances to earn AB and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees.

Juniors judged to be outstanding candidates can be granted early enrollment into Columbia University's School of Law or School of Oral and Dental Surgery.

Outside the university, a student can earn both an AB degree and a Master of Music (MM) in a 5-year program with the Juilliard School, and an AB degree from Barnard and a BA in Hebrew Literature through an agreement with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Faculty and Class Size

The faculty at Barnard College is dedicated to providing their students with a unique and lasting educational experience, and many have been recognized for contributions to their respective fields. They include editors of leading scholarly journals; prize-winning novelists and translators; and frequent winners of awards from respected foundations, corporations, and government agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Barnard College employs 319 teaching faculty members, and the student to faculty member ratio is 10:1. Although class sizes may vary, the average size is usually about 21 students per class, which provides students with an opportunity for personal interaction with instructors.

International Student Housing

All students, including international students, are encouraged to live on campus during their first years at Barnard College. Students are assigned to one of the 4 residence halls in rooms that have either double, triple, or 4-bed occupancies.

Following the freshmen year, approximately 90 percent of Barnard students continue to live on campus in any of the 11 Barnard residence halls or 4 Columbia residence halls. These facilities include suites and apartments. All residence halls have modern security systems and 24-hour desk coverage when classes are in session.

International Student Admissions and TOEFL Requirements

All international students should do the following: apply for admission to Barnard College using the Common Application, provide a copy of their high school transcript translated into English, and provide SAT score results.

If English is not a student's native language, he or she is required to take the TOEFL. TOEFL scores for recent accepted applicants ranged from 100 to 117.


Location & Contact

3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6598
USA

Ms.Jennifer Fondiller

Dean of Enrollment Management

Phone: 212-854-2014
Fax: 212-854-6220
Email: admissions@barnard.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Slavic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

20% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,606
    • Accepted1,151
    • Acceptance Rate20%
    • Enrolled2,489
    • Female Applicants5,606
    • Females Accepted1,151
    • Female Acceptance Rate20%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Common Application with Barnard supplement
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.86
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 671 620 730
    • SAT Math 660 620 710
    • SAT Writing 689 650 740
    • ACT Composite 30 28 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,740.00
    • Room and board *$14,660.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,489
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.13%
    • Black or African American5.38%
    • White or Caucasian56.81%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.04%
    • Asian14.3%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races5.26%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.07% representing 40 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students69% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 91%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Community Impact (community Service), Student Government Association, Take Back the Night, Student Activities Council, College Democrats
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other gated campus with permanent security posts

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No No No
    • Badminton No No No
    • Basketball No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugy No No No
    • Sailing No No No
    • Skiing No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Water polo No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes Division 1 No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Crew No Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division C No
    • Fencing No Division 1 No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 No
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 No
    • Rugy Yes Division C No
    • Sailing Yes Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball No Division 1 No
    • Squash Yes Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty322
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 2,472 students to 243 faculty


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