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What's Barnard like

greenteen17greenteen17 Registered User Posts: 600 Member
I'm thinking of applying to Barnard and I was wondering if anyone knows what type it is? What's the stereotypical student and is there any truth to the stereotype?

Replies to: What's Barnard like

  • rosedancerrosedancer Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Me also...
  • greenteen17greenteen17 Registered User Posts: 600 Member
    Anyone??? Barnard info?
    To be more specific, if you went there or know someone that did, was it a good experience? Is it cliquey? How connected is it to Columbia? Does it have the same political climate as Columbia? How are the professors and classes?
    I'm applying to colleges this year and need information desperately! Thanks.
  • smcirishsmcirish Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    My daughter is interested in knowing answers to this too--she's applying this fall.
  • college_querycollege_query Registered User Posts: 4,389 Senior Member
    You might want to post in the Barnard forum, if you haven't already:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/barnard-college/
  • Readinger_101Readinger_101 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    It is a women's college in NY that is very interconnected with Columbia. Basically, what that means is that although it is a all girls college you will see students from Columbia (girls and boys) in your classes and you will have to cross the street to take classes at Columbia which also means that if you're worrying about dating and what not it is not a problem ;) . Your acceptance to Barnard means that you are basically allowed to uses resources at Columbia as well, whether it is research or clubs and sports teams. Obviously, it was one of the seven sister that were affiliated with their Ivies, so admissions is competitive. I heard that it can get rough in there with all the competitive girls. :-?

    I am a senior as well and I am also considering Barnard, so I applied to Barnard Bound, the Fly-in program, and I will go there in three weeks. Doing my research I found these videos, which I think helped me get the feel of it:

    Student prespective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jvXkhFvncY
    Residential life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42K159aKbak
    Midnight Breakfast: A Barnard tradition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-2ZAqRcvY
    Living and Studying at NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVpLTiZLPpY

    Check Youtube Barnard: https://www.youtube.com/user/barnardcollege for more videos

    I HOPE THIS HELPS @rosedancer @smcirish also!!! :)>-
  • greenteen17greenteen17 Registered User Posts: 600 Member
    Thanks so much, @Readinger_101 . If you remember, it would be awesome if you could tell me how your visit goes. I live around an hour away from NYC, so I'll probably visit, but I assume you'd be there for longer. By the way, which other colleges are you considering - I need some ideas!
  • Readinger_101Readinger_101 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Okay, here's the list and reasons why/Chance:

    University of Virginia (great public university, close to home, harder for out of state applicants, Reach)
    University of Pittsburgh (fell in love with the city, one thing that it has in common with Barnard, Target)
    Columbia (Its basically a Co-ed Barnard, Super-reach) :-SS :-SS :-SS
    Fordham University (safety)
    University of Maryland College Park (closest college to home lol, safety/Target)
    Wellesley College (all women's college, considering)
    Johns Hopkins University (Scientific research, still considering, another major-REACH) :-SS
    Vassar University (it used to be a all women's college so I am guessing that it has a female-supportive environment)
    Georgetown (in DC, many resources are definitely available, Reach) :-SS
    Williams (Heard they have generous financial packages, considering)

    So as you can tell there are so many of them I am still undecided about. I am only looking at schools that are on the east coast due to distance from home. Obviously your options might be way wider so I suggest you dig deeper and come up with list sooner rather than later.
    GOOD LUCK :-bd
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