Barnard saw a six percent increase in early decision applications for the class of 2022.
The Barnard College Office of Admissions received a total of 993 early applications, in comparison to 934 last year. For the class of 2021, Barnard received 19 percent more early decision applicants than the year before. Early decision results were released to prospective students on Tuesday evening.
Last year marked Barnard’s lowest acceptance rate to date, as only 15.4 percent of 7,716 applicants were admitted over the course of the admissions cycle.
The college’s acceptance rate has continued to drop over the last few years, with 24 percent of applicants admitted for the class of 2018, 20 percent for the class of 2019, and 16 percent for the class of 2020.