Barnard Accepts 7% of Applicants to Class of 2028 

The acceptance rate is a record low for the college.

On March 27th, at 7:00 PM, Barnard released its admissions decisions, accepting 7% of students from 11,832 applications, a record low for the college. This cohort, which is described as “extraordinary,” spans across 51 states and territories and 42 countries. 

This year’s acceptance rate is a one percent decrease from Barnard Class of 2027’s, and around a three percent decrease from Barnard Class of 2026’s admissions rate.

Around 22% of those admitted are first-generation college students, a seven percent increase from Barnard’s Class of 2027 cohort, which includes a 15% first-generation student population. The college’s readout says it “aims to identify and support high-achieving first-gen, low-income students,” and has accepted 46 Questbridge scholars this year.

Although Christina Lopez, Dean of Enrollment Management, says in the readout that the “incoming class proves that excellence knows no bounds and we take pride in the remarkable breadth of talent and diversity in this group,” there were no statistics published regarding race or ethnic groups represented in the newly admitted class.

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