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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
6.03% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
7,071 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
518 Graduates


The median tuition at Barnard College is $48,614, which is $16,404 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,815.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Barnard College received 7,071 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.25% annual growth. Out of those 7,071 applicants, 1,184 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,510 students enrolled at Barnard College in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Barnard College has an overall enrollment yield of 51.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Barnard College has a total enrollment of 2,510 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,461 students and the part-time enrollment is 49. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52% White, 14% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Black or African American, 5.5% Two or More Races, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Barnard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.8%), followed by Asian Female (13.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, N/A N/A women than men graduated from Barnard College. The majority of students graduating from Barnard College are White. These 398 graduates mean that there were 4.1 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 97 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Barnard College is General Psychology with 84 graduates, followed by General Economics with 73 graduates and General English Language & Literature with 64 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Barnard College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 48 graduates, followed by English with 64 graduates and Social Sciences with 183 graduates.


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Barnard College has an endowment valued at nearly $296M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.1M (4.74%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Barnard College had a total expenditure of $150M. Of that $150M, they spent $56.6M on salaries and $22.5M on benefits.

Barnard College employs 83 Professors, 45 Instructors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Barnard College are Female Professors (44), Male Professors (39), and Female Instructors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College are: Service, with 133 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, and Management with 70 employees.



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