Barnard sent out admissions decisions on Thursday evening to the 7,716 prospective students who applied to the class of 2021, marking an eight percent increase in applications from last year.
The college accepted 14.8 percent of applicants, a decrease from 16 percent last year and the lowest in the college’s history.
Next year’s first-year class will be the second to take Foundations, Barnard’s core curriculum, which replaced the Nine Ways of Knowing last fall. The new Milstein Teaching and Learning Center is also projected to be completed when the class of 2021 reaches its sophomore year.
The anticipated class size is 600 students.