Barnard is mailing its acceptance letters for early decision applicants this week, and reports record numbers of applicants for the third year in a row.

And the countdown to the eBear renovation starts yesterday...

Admissions officers that are almost as excited as those people at Midnight Breakfast last night…

Congratulations to the Class of 2017, who now await their decision by snail-mail only. Believe it or not, future first-years, that part might be easier than using eBear.

Statement from Director of Media Relations Sun Min, below:

  • For the Class of 2017, Barnard received 599 early decision applications, a 6.6% increase from last year when we received 562.
  • This year’s number represents a 53% increase from just three years ago when we received 392 early applications.
  • Notably, this year’s applicant pool was the most diverse–including ethnic, geographic and schools–in the College’s history. There were many schools from which the College had never previously received applications, and we received a record number of early applicants from international students.

Good luck to applicants waiting to hear–we’re all rooting for you!

Joy to Milbank via Barnard College/Ayelet Pearl BC ’14.