Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
African American: 4%
Asian American: 10%
Native American: 0%
Barnard is a very tolerant atmosphere for homosexuals, and the gay community tends to be relatively visible on campus. Their relationship with the straight community is one that indicates that sexual orientation is not divisive on campus.
Not everyone on campus is active politically, but those who are are very visible. Expect to have to defend your political stance if you voice it on campus. The campus always becomes more politically charged around presidential election years, but you can always find some ideological company in Republican, Democratic, or other clubs, no matter when you're looking to get involved.
Although there is a large economic range when it comes to Barnard students, the trend is overwhelming more affluent. There are a few girls that come from more of a modest upbringing, but most are either wealthy or pretend to be.
Most Common Religions
There is a large Jewish population at Barnard that is very visible and tends to stick together. Christianity is also popular in terms of numbers; however, their religious presence is not felt on campus as much as the Jewish presence is.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Although many Barnard students complain about the lack of diversity, there are quite a few minority clubs. You really don’t hear about them doing too much during the school year, except for a small event here and there. The clubs you hear about most often are Latina clubs, which tend to be quite active despite their relatively small proportion on campus.