How to Apply

How to Apply

Welcome to Barnard College. We're a community of bold, brilliant women who are dedicated to changing the world. If you're interested in joining us, you're in the right place. We encourage you to explore the links below to learn more about our application process.

Quick links:
First-Year ApplicantsTransfer ApplicantsQuestBridge • Visiting StudentsClass of 2026 ProfileInternational ApplicantsDivision I Athlete ApplicantsTransgender Applicants Policy • ROTC

Class of 2026 Profile

Learn some facts and figures about the amazing students that make up the Class of 2026.

International Applicants

Barnard is truly a global campus, welcoming students from around the world. Around 12% of Barnard students are international students. Learn more about our application process for international citizens and students attending school outside the U.S.

Division I Athlete Applicants

Barnard is the only women’s college, and one of the only small liberal arts colleges nationwide, to offer NCAA Division I athletics. Under the Columbia-Barnard Athletics Consortium, Barnard scholar-athletes compete alongside Columbia undergraduates on 16 teams in the NCAA Division I and the Ivy League. They join teams led by some of the nation’s best coaches and train in top-notch facilities.

Transgender Applicants Policy

In furtherance of our mission, tradition, and values as a women’s college, and in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Barnard will consider for admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.