Barnard College

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Barnard College is a four-year private undergraduate liberal arts college for women. It belongs to the Seven Sisters, an association of seven women’s liberal arts colleges. It was founded in 1889 and has very close relations with Columbia University. In fact, Barnard College advertises itself as “Barnard College of Columbia University”, even though technically it is an independent institution.

Currently, the college has a total annual enrollment of about 2,300 students and is staffed by a faculty of 370. Barnard offers four-year bachelor’s degree programs in various academic fields and disciplines including cultural studies, performing arts, biology, engineering, computer science, English and foreign languages.

General Information

Admission Office

3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027-6598

(212) 854-2014

Fax: (212) 854-6220

[email protected]

Contact: Jennifer Fondiller

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-5262

Total undergrads: 2,359

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 567

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,359


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 28%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural History/Criticism B
Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
European Studies B
French Studies B
German Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Slavic Studies B
Spanish/Iberian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Environmental Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Engineering Physics B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Greek, Modern B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Biopsychology B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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