Barnard’s Class of 2026 early applicant decisions hit inboxes around the same time as those of early applicants to the Class of 2026 at CC and SEAS.

On Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm ET, Barnard College released early decision results for the Class of 2026.

According to a Barnard College spokesperson, a record-breaking 1,501 students applied early decision for the class of 2026. 29% of those students were admitted and will make up roughly 60% of a 700 person class. The spokesperson’s full statement can be found below.

Barnard received a total of 10,394 applications last year, compared to 9,411 applications in the previous year. In 2020, Barnard admitted 292 of the 1,221 early decision applicants, with an acceptance rate of 23.91%. 11% of all applicants, including those who applied in the regular decision round, were admitted into the Class of 2025. Barnard went test-optional in last year’s application cycle and 62% of applicants submitted SAT or ACT scores. 

Congratulations to those accepted into the Class of 2026 and welcome to Barnard!

This is a developing story. Bwog will update with any further information from the College.

Update made on December 17, 3 pm: This article has been updated to include a statement from A Barnard College spokesperson.

Statement from a Barnard College spokesperson, shared with Bwog on Thursday, December 16, at 2:36 pm:

Barnard College is very pleased to announce that this year we received a record number of Early Decision applications for the Class of 2026 – a total of 1,501, which is a 17% increase from last year. We have admitted 29% and they will comprise approximately 60% of our total incoming class of 700. They hail from 37 states and 29 countries. The class includes 24% underrepresented students of color and 11% international citizens.

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