Barnard College

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Barnard College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in New York, NY, a predominately urban area. Approximately 2,600 students are enrolled at Barnard College.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1890 - 2180, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 28 - 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Barnard College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.68 - 3.89. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 20 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Barnard College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Barnard College was reported as 20.5% in Fall 2013 with over 5,610 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1890 - 2180
  • ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Barnard College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Barnard College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Barnard College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 31.0%
  • 2010-2011: 27.8%
  • 2011-2012: 24.9%
  • 2012-2013: 22.5%
  • 2013-2014: 20.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 23.4%

How Does Barnard College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Barnard College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Manhattan School of Music34.3%
American Musical and Dramatic Academy26.0%
The Juilliard School7.3%
Marymount Manhattan College74.6%
New York School of Interior Design46.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Barnard College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 730
Math620 - 710
Writing650 - 740
Total Score1890 - 2180
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 34
Math26 - 31
Composite Score28 - 32
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