College Junior 2013-03-18T08:22:26Z
Getting into my psychology major was very easy and I was able to complete the majority of my major classes by the end of my sophomore fall. The problem I encountered, though, was getting an advisor because they fill up quickly, and if you do not move fast enough, you could get stuck with one you did not particularly want. That does not mean that the advisor you end up with is bad at all, though. Mine is amazing, he just does not specialize in Clinical Psychology, which was what I wanted. But he has helped me tremendously either way.
College Junior 2013-03-18T08:19:56Z
I enjoy it. Lots of research opportunities and the workload is difficult, but manageable.
College Junior 2013-03-18T08:15:32Z
I could not have chosen to be at a better school. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not proud to attend the college that I go to.
College Junior 2013-03-18T08:13:39Z
Public transportation is the easiest way to get around because the 1 train is at the end of the block. The only time to watch out for is rush hour.
College Junior 2013-03-18T08:12:27Z
If you don't like the weather, litearlly, just wait 5 minutes. It can be 65-70 one day and the next day it can be snowing... or in the same day that can happen. Weather is very unpredictable, but usually livable.
College Junior 2013-03-02T23:15:32Z
I love the weather in New York, but not everyone does. It's very hot at the end of the summer and gets pretty cold in the winter. NY falls are absolutely gorgeous. The city is great when dealing with snow. It rains quite a bit, but it's not usually terrible.
College Junior 2013-03-02T23:13:03Z
On-campus dining is fine if you don't like to cook. The food is usually never bad, there just isn't a lot of variety. If you can (and you like to cook) get a suite with a kitchen and cook most of your meals.
College Junior 2013-03-02T23:08:46Z
Health & Safety:
Public safety is generally great. It's the city, so you just have to be aware of yourself and your surroundings. The college is pretty good about alerting us to possible security concerns.
College Junior 2013-03-02T23:07:05Z
Off campus options are unparalleled. You can find literally any type of cuisine in New York. The only reason it doesn't get an A+ is that you have to search pretty hard to find cheap food.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T20:07:20Z
Guys & Girls:
It's a girls school but Columbia's across the street.
College Sophomore 2013-03-01T19:51:15Z
Barnard is a very diverse and accepting community.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T06:21:59Z
New York City is the best college town one could ask for. There is options that appeal to everyone and it's extremely easy to go anywhere. The area of Morningside Heights is beautiful, residential and very, very different from Downtown. Tons of students and professors make it a very close-knit and family friendly atmosphere. There are restaurants and shopping galore, anywhere you can think of. Museums are everywhere and, as a Columbia University student, many places are free admission. Going downtown is just a quick bus or subway ride away, otherwise there are plenty of options in the immediate area. Literally, anything you could want, they have.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T06:12:40Z
You can't get better than New York City. The bar scene is probably the most popular because there are so many and the variety gives you a better chance of finding one you really like. There are plenty of places that serve minors if you know where to go. There are parties on campus, mainly involved with the fraternities or sororities. It's very easy to find great nightlife if that's what you're looking for, but there's no need for it either. Bars and clubs are plentiful if you want them, otherwise NYC provides hundreds of alternatives.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T06:07:23Z
This is New York City. You can go anywhere from anywhere using almost any type of transportation. There is absolutely no need for a car, since you can get almost anywhere with public transportation. Subways and buses are cheap and easy to use after a little practice. Taxis are always available, albeit more expensive. Between Penn, Grand Central, Port Authority and JFK, going home for the holidays or a weekend is simple and fast.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T06:02:48Z
Barnard has no athletic teams of its own, they are all run through Columbia University. Barnard girls can be on any team, however. Sports are definitely there and the attendance depends largely on the sport. Columbia isn't a great school for sports like football and basketball because they're not very good. However, they give away a lot of free shirts to get students to go and it's a fun atmosphere even if they don't win.
College Junior 2013-02-24T06:01:07Z
Academics in general are great. Specifically, Barnard has one of the best dance programs in the country. Other stand-outs are the political science, chemistry, english, and women's studies departments. Registering for classes can be a bit stressful, but once you have your schedule, it's easy to shop around for different classes. Study abroad is a very popular option on campus.
College Junior 2013-02-24T05:57:54Z
Barnard is a small, liberal arts college for women within a large, co-ed research university in the greatest city in the world. There is truly no school that can compare to what Barnard has to offer.
College Junior 2013-02-24T05:50:32Z
Barnard's campus is beautiful, but quite small. When you include the entire Columbia University campus (which most people do, the two are completely fluid) we have a ton of great libraries to choose from, and two modern student centers. The athletic facilities are not super modern, but they serve their purpose. The campus does lack study spaces/work spaces that are not libraries, so it can be tough to find places to work in groups without disturbing others. The neighborhood of Morningside Heights is beautiful and has anything you would want in a college town environment within New York City.
College Junior 2013-02-24T05:43:47Z
The political science department offers varied and interesting classes. I've loved every professor I've had. The work is substantial, but always meaningful. I've learned a lot.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:13:07Z
Depending where you live, Barnard's housing can be either horrible or great. As a freshmen, living in Sulz is the greatest. Has AC, newest dorms, clean, and spacious. Brooks and Reid are the worst because there is no AC and they are really small.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:10:21Z
Political science is one of the school's most popular majors. The department is awesome and extremely helpful when you're declaring your major. The professors are well-experienced, intelligent, and approachable. Definitely go to a department meeting as a freshmen so you can get on the mailing list early. There are lots of internship opportunities, publication opportunities, etc listed in the weekly emails.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:05:30Z
Diversity is great on campus at Barnard. Not only is there extreme racial/ethnic diversity, but also religious and sexual orientation diversity as well. There are various campus groups that cater to every student's needs or desires, such as a LGBTQ group that regularly hold discussions and events.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:03:02Z
Since Barnard is in the city, there is no need to drive.
College Junior 2013-02-20T06:00:50Z
The receptionist is horrible - don't let her dismay you when you are trying to get in contact with an adviser. It is best if you can do in-person appointments. The financial aid award is pretty generous, but there are some exceptions to their policies that you must look out for.
College Sophomore 2013-01-24T22:11:57Z
There are not many students involved in the drug seen on campus, but there is the occasional group or student who smokes outside or inside the campus. The alcohol visibility is close to none but it can be seen that students are leaving campus to socialize. Everyone is friendly and it is not forced upon anyone.
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