Barnard College
#125 Overall Influence#65 Desirability Rank

Barnard College

Private women's liberal arts college in the United States

Barnard College was founded in 1889 as a women’s college associated with Columbia University. It remains an all-women’s institution to this day. Barnard graduates receive diplomas signed by the presidents of both Barnard College and Columbia University.

The most popular among Barnard’s many programs are those in the social sciences, in the biological and biomedical sciences, and in English language and literature.

Barnard is associated with three Nobel laureates:

Other distinguished Barnard connected people include the following:

Barnard is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer as a response to Columbia University's refusal to admit women and named after Columbia's 10th president, Frederick Barnard.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

7,897

Acceptance

14%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1415

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$53,252

Fees (in-state)

$1,780

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$11,861
30K-48K$9,540
48K-75K$15,192
75K-110K$22,979
110K+$44,046

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$69,700

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

3009 Broadway, New York NY 10027-6598

What is Barnard College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#19 World Rank #10 USA Rank
Anthropology
#62 World Rank #32 USA Rank
Literature
#128 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Sociology
#141 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Economics
#117 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Political Science
#170 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#154 World Rank #85 USA Rank
History
#245 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Mathematics
#280 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Physics
#178 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Psychology
#302 World Rank #108 USA Rank
Chemistry
#302 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Philosophy
#259 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Biology
#262 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#56 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Communications
#84 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Education
#110 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Social Work
#130 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#136 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Business
#148 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Law
#180 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Nursing
#236 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Medical
#643 World Rank #236 USA Rank
Engineering
#726 World Rank #229 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Barnard College's Most influential alumni?

Barnard College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Communications, and Literature. Barnard College’s most academically influential people include Margaret Mead, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead

American anthropologist

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Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston

African American folklorist, novelist, short story writer, and Civic Rights advocate

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Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri

American author of Indian origin

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Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers

American comedian, actress, and television host

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Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model

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Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

American actress

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Dorothy Swaine Thomas

American sociolinguist

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Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith

American novelist and short story writer

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Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat

Novelist, short story writer, memoirist

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Anna Schwartz
Anna Schwartz

American economist

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Elsie Clews Parsons
Elsie Clews Parsons

American anthropologist

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Katharine Way

American physicist

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