Admissions officers carrying ED acceptances

The official announcement won’t come until Monday, but Bwog has learned that Barnard admitted 20.5% of applicants to the Class of 2017. They received 5,606 applications from eager high schoolers, and admitted 1,151 of them.

Needless to say, this makes Barnard the most selective women’s college in the country. It’s also a record low admissions rate (last year’s was 22.5%) and record high number of applications for the College.

Unlike Columbia, Barnard tends to release really detailed data on their pool of accepted students, including their race/ethnicity, what they got on the SATs, and where they live. We expect Barnard will release that data on Monday, and we’ll update this post when they do.

In the meantime, congratulations to all the new freshbears!

ED admissions via Barnard College/Ayelet Pearl, BC ’14

Update, 4/1: Jennifer Fondiller, Barnard’s Dean of Enrollment Management, has nice things to say about the Class of 2017:

This was the most competitive year for applicants in Barnard’s history. Hailing from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 39 countries, they are among the most accomplished young women in the world. And their accomplishments, interests and experiences are just as varied. From all around the world, within minutes of receiving their acceptance letters via email, students were accepting our offers, sending in their deposits, downloading our new mobile app and signing up for open house programs. It will be exciting to meet the Class of 2017 this fall—they are a truly impressive group.