Barnard students change the world and how we view it. They are bold, thoughtful, analytical, intrepid and ambitious. They love to learn and make connections from the classroom to the world around them. The admissions team seeks candidates such as these to fill our first-year and transfer classes. While admission is highly selective, our process is holistic and contextual; no one criterion or score determines acceptance. In addition to school records, recommendations, writing, and test scores, we carefully consider each applicant in terms of her personal qualities, her intellectual capacity, and the rigor of the curriculum she has pursued, as well as her potential for achieving at Barnard. We review each applicant in the context of her school, community, and individual story. For more information regarding our admissions requirements, please follow the links below. 









View the Barnard College Transgender Enrollment Policy. 


Barnard College admits students without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. In accordance with its own values and with federal, state, and city statutes and regulations, Barnard does not discriminate in employment programs or educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Barnard College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 5624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215/662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The Title IX Director has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 212/854-0037, located in 105 Milbank Hall.

Refer to the College Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment for more information.