Welcome to Barnard, new dancing bears!

On Wednesday, March 29, Barnard released its regular admissions decisions for the Class of 2027 at 7 pm. 

Barnard received 11,803 applications this year, slightly lower than the record-breaking 12,009 that they received for the Class of 2026. Despite this, Barnard accepted 6.5% of applicants this year, making this its most selective class to date. This continues the trend of Barnard’s admissions becoming increasingly selective, with its acceptance rate dropping to below 10% for the first time last year for the Class of 2026. 

This year, 58% of newly admitted students identify as people of color. Additionally, these new students represent 47 states and territories, as well as 40 countries. Approximately 14% of the new admits are international students, 21% are first-generation students, and 34 admitted students are QuestBridge scholars.

In terms of academics, 94% of admitted students were in the top 10% of their class, and 54% of admitted students applied under Barnard’s test-optional policy. The top ten areas of academic interest for accepted students are: Political Science, English, Biology, Economics, Psychology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Human Rights, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Congratulations Class of 2027! We are so excited to meet you!

This article has been updated to reflect new information from Barnard.

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