College Junior 2013-08-27T14:29:39Z
Balancing classes and workload can be a struggle, but the professor here in general are accessible and willing to give to guidance. We do early program filing for every semester which helps to organize your classes. Also, even if you can't sign up for a class right away, there usually room in the first few weeks.
College Junior 2013-08-27T14:24:50Z
You have wireless everywhere on campus and it's pretty reliable. The printers, however, are a hit or miss. Someone from IT usually fixes jam, but it can be hassle when you need something urgent.
College Junior 2013-08-27T14:22:58Z
Morningside Heights has decent food but the prices are suitable for college students. Going off campus is always a hassle due to time and money constraint, but since we're in NYC, you can always find a place to checkout during the weekend.
College Junior 2013-08-27T14:21:14Z
I'm in the Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures department, on the East Asian Studies track and concentrating in Art History. I love my advisor and since the department is small, it has a very intimate and welcoming feel.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:57:34Z
The facilities are okay. The weighting room is super small. The bathrooms vary from old and scary to new and fancy. The new buildings are great the old ones are just old. Having columbia across the street opens up more places where to study or hang out.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:53:20Z
New York City's weather can sometimes be unpredictable. However, Barnard has tunnels that help students stay inside as much as possible during the winter.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:51:33Z
Columbia is the one with the varsity teams. Barnard students participate on them though.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:49:53Z
The most unique thing that Barnard has is its community. You really get to know teachers, deans, and students. There will always be someone that will give you some sort of support while in Columbia I've heard is not the case.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:45:50Z
I came to Barnard because it is a small college. The advantage of a small college is that you get to know your professors. During my time at Barnard I have had the best professors of my whole academic career. The workload is doable. Having Columbia across the street gives a little more flexibility on study options as well as study areas.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T00:40:35Z
I will say that at Barnard I have meet the smartest people. I have also had a lot of support not only from professors but also from my peers, which is not as common for a science major.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T20:33:44Z
Very competitive- but there are intramural options for everyone !
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T20:31:46Z
There are several scholarship options but they aren't easy to receive
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T20:28:33Z
Barnard guarantees housing for 4 years. Affordable off campus housing is extremely difficult to find. Why leave?
College Junior 2013-05-29T19:25:34Z
Health & Safety:
I've had good experiences both at Primary Care and Furman. All of the staff there really seem like they're there because they want to be helping out students, and they will readily make themselves available to you. As for campus crime, you'll get the occasional email about a robbery or shady characters spotted on campus but that's about it. We also had a bomb scare once, and the CU emergency text system sent out lockdown texts AFTER the area had already been cleared by the NYPD bomb squad, so that was a bit of a fail.
College Junior 2013-05-29T19:21:41Z
It's NYC, so the mta will be your best friend. However, the Barnard College shuttle seems to be in for repair at least once every other week so I'm not quite sure how reliable that is.
College Junior 2013-05-29T19:19:25Z
They're okay; the internet can be slow and printers get jammed like crazy during busy hours.
College Sophomore 2013-05-27T04:10:35Z
Parking in New York simply will not happen and students don't seek it out. No one at Barnard has a car. However, parking for move-in/out is attainable and parking rules are relaxed.
College Sophomore 2013-05-27T03:54:29Z
Those who drink and those who don't are split 50/50. If you want to have Thirsty Thursdays then you'll find your people here and if you are the type of person who abstains from alcohol you can certainly find your people too. Alcohol is clearly the substance of choice, but smoking is also used by some students.
College Junior 2013-03-25T21:57:47Z
'A' for A wide variety (it was a stretch). This is New York, so eating can range from $1 pizza to $30 prix-fixés to $80 pieces of sushi. The options are endless and there are a ton of ethnic fusion restaurants, little cafés, and gyros on every corner- well off campus corners.
If you are willing to spend some dough (I haven't seen any student discounts), take the subway (an hour commute to the Lower East Side?!? GASP), and try something new, then you could probably eat at a new restaurant every day for four years and still find new places.
College Senior 2013-03-25T21:53:06Z
New York City is a place of extremes, so the only times with good weather are in the middle of fall and the middle of spring. Winter is extremely cold, but the dorms have heating so it's not unbearable. However, some dorms do not have AC, and so the summer and months leading up to it, can get very hot and miserable.
College Senior 2013-03-25T21:50:00Z
The dorms, once you're a sophomore or higher, are very nice at Barnard, although they do tend to be rather old and so can easily attract mice and/or cockroaches if cleanliness is not maintained. First year dorms, in my experience, were the worst, but were bearable because they were right on campus. As far as value goes, the cost is comparable to what you would be paying if you were living on your own, but as a financial aid student, who receives aid, the cost is preferable.
College Junior 2013-03-21T17:20:11Z
The dorms are pretty great options given their proximity to campus and the fact that the suites are really New York City apartments for the average cost of a college dorm. I feel pretty lucky to be able to live at Barnard, even if the facilities aren't brand new.
College Junior 2013-03-21T17:12:10Z
I had an internship at a dance company, which really had nothing to do with Barnard or my major. It was only a few days a week and it was unpaid, but it was a good experience. Barnard has a great Career Development center that helped me improve my cover letter and resume, which definitely helped me get the internship.
College Junior 2013-03-21T17:10:30Z
So easy. Literally just went to the department chair and asked her to sign a piece of paper that I later filed with the registrar.
College Junior 2013-03-21T17:07:02Z
I only just declared my major at Barnard, so I don't have any complaints yet. I love the Econ department here, even though I've had some negative experiences with boring classes.
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