Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Congratulations to a new class of strong, beautiful Barnard women! According to Admissions, statistics were as follows:

For the Class of 2016, Barnard received a record-breaking 5,440 applications, representing a 5.6% jump from last year and surpassing last year’s record of 5,153 applications.

Of the 5,440 applicants, 1,141 were admitted, marking the lowest admit rate in the College’s history, at 21.0%. Last year it was 24.9%.

Also notably, the number of applicants this year is 17.8% higher than just two years ago, when we received 4,618 applications.

We maintain our standing as the most selective women’s college in the U.S.

Early Decision:

For the class of 2016, Barnard received a record-breaking 561 early decision applications, a 2.0% jump from last year when we received 550.

This year’s number is 41.7% higher than just two years ago when we received 396 early decision applications.


Photo courtesy of Adrienne Hezghia BC ’12.
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