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Barnard College


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Cindy
Describe the students at your school.

They are incredibly intelligent

Describe the students at your school.

They are incredibly intelligent

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Join as many activities as you can handle because thats the easiest way to make friends. Really talk to your professors because they honestly do want to help you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Its expensive to leave the campus. There aren't a lot of Hispanic students like myself.

Deena
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say look for a university or college which fits one's personality. The material taught at a lot of American colleges...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say look for a university or college which fits one's personality. The material taught at a lot of American colleges is very similar, however the type of the student body is what makes every class room experience different (i.e the debates going on in a liberal arts college may vary immensely from those taking place in an engineering school). The prestige of a college/university shouldn't be a huge factor in choosing an institution to attend because virtually all colleges and universities have similar curriculums; however, the connections a student can make at a prestigous school can be very handy in the working world! For students planning on resuming graduate studies, I recommend finding an undergraduate school with a great financial aid package. In the professional world, it basically matters where you earned your graduate degree. Lastly, remember that one's GPA, recommendations, extra-curricular activities and internships are what seperates students around this nation, not the name or prestige of one's school.

What's unique about your campus?

The college's historic affiliation with Columbia University; it opens up many doors and provides many opportunities because a lot of people in the professional world believe it's an official college of Columbia University. Also, the accessibility of the deans and the sense of community they provide ; we actually have a chance to know our deans personally. The quality of the education is superior to any liberal arts college in the country.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That the financial aid package offered freshman year is not most likely to last the next 3 years regardless of no change in my family's financial situation. They should have at least made me aware that I won't be getting a free- ride every year and I would need to pull out loans at one point in my college career.

Amelia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I ended up going to Barnard because I knew that even if the school wasn't perfect, I would still be in the middle of New York...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I ended up going to Barnard because I knew that even if the school wasn't perfect, I would still be in the middle of New York City. As it turned out, the school experience itself was pretty amazing in ADDITION to being in the middle of one of the most exciting cities in the world. I will always appreciate having New York at my doorstep all through college, and I don't think many schools could replicate the tight-knit community of a small college in the middle of this urban jungle.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a lot of information to help you and your teenager find the right school. In fact, there may be TOO much information. The guide books and guided tours can only take you so far, and school rankings change faster than liberal arts students change majors. Having found a great college, and watched two sisters go through the process, I am convinced that no book or tour guide can tell you as much as your own observations and gut reactions to being on campus. Be creative! Be brave! Talk to students and professors, if you can catch them, and if you can't, take that as a sign that you might not be dealing with the friendliest bunch. Go online and read the college newspaper! See what issues are being addressed on campus and whether they match up with your interests. There are as many signs pointing you to the right school as there are schools to consider, but in the end, it is up to you to find them, and to seek out the people and places on campus who will convince you that you made the right choice. Be open, be confident, and have fun!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One of my best friends at Barnard ended up transfering to another school during our sophomore year. She loved the classes, and her friends, but she couldn't stand to be so far away from the natural environment she grew up in. If you are someone who needs the great outdoors on a regular basis, Barnard can be a very frustrating place to spend four years.

Gina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school's students are very proud to be Barnard women, and that pride carries itself through the college years and stays w...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school's students are very proud to be Barnard women, and that pride carries itself through the college years and stays with you for the rest of your life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I wish I could go back and do college over again. I was going through so many personal transitions while I was an undergraduate student that I feel I missed out on having fun and making the most that I could of my college experience. Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way during your college years and if the opportunities aren't knocking on your door, go out and make them yourself. These are crucial years that can and will affect and shape the rest of your life. Make them positive!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There's so much to do that you can easily feel overwhelmed. In addition, sometimes it can get lonely being in New York City. It's just a part of living there.

setenay
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

diversity of student population, range of course offerings. it is both a small college and simultaneously part of a large uni...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

diversity of student population, range of course offerings. it is both a small college and simultaneously part of a large university, which provides many opportunities not available in small colleges or big universities by themselves.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest that students think not only about the physical and academic environment of the college but also the social environment in terms of what kinds of conversations they would like to overhear while sitting at the cafeteria or waiting for class to begin. Common hobbies or backgrounds are not precise indicators of how compatible you will be within a student population, so it is best to visit the college and see what kinds of conversations you find yourselves having with current students. Making the most of the college experience depends very heavily on your ability to balance many new aspects that will arise in your lives: balance between schoolwork, jobs or internships, social activities, volunteering. Make sure not to take too much on initially, in order to allow yourself sufficient time to observe your new environment and establish new routines; and absolutely do not be hesitant about trying courses in academic disciplines you never thought about before, beyond the accumulation of knowledge and skills, college is meant to be a time of discovery and intellectual intrigue.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

narrow-minded individuals, those who cannot handle the intense coursework and academic expectations.

Caitlin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you already know what you want to do with your life, try to find the college that both has the best programs in that field...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you already know what you want to do with your life, try to find the college that both has the best programs in that field, AND is in a location where you can start forging contacts and doing internships while you're still in school. When you graduate, not only will you be a step ahead of your fellow floundering alumni in terms of finding a job (you already have those contacts you made from your spring internship, remember!), you'll have an easier time adapting to your new life off campus since you'll already have at least a passing familiarity with the city. If you don't have your life goal already figured out, take a leaf out of my little sister's book. She's graduating from high school this year, and while she knows she wants to go to an art school, she's not sure what her focus will be yet. Cooper Union (her first choice) embraces the many forms art can take and encourages its students to learn them all. Now she won't be stuck with exclusively figure drawing and realize one day that what she really wants is to paint landscapes.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The Acting Major in the Theater Department. There's no training method, just random classes you could take in workshop anywhere, and it is a travesty for a school in New York City with a Theater Major not to have some sort of industry showcase for graduating seniors.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The inflexibility of faculty to think outside the box in terms of students studying abroad. Barnard does not approve of domestic study leaves although they do approve of studying abroad. They don't look at programs on a case-by-case basis, but umbrella all domestic programs (in the US) as being not as good as Barnard, and not as culturally informative as any abroad program.

Elizabeth
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Barnard is a small college community within a larger university community, in the middle of New York City...you can't really ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Barnard is a small college community within a larger university community, in the middle of New York City...you can't really ask for more.

Describe the students at your school.

Barnard students are brilliant, driven, capable, high-achieving; they consistently go above and beyond, both academically and with regard to extra-curriculars.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a transfer student, I know how important it is to look at a variety of schools. And ladies, don't automatically discount the all-women's college experience...mine has been amazing so far!

Irene
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is the only women's college I applied to.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is the only women's college I applied to.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Even if you don't find exactly the right fit -- don't panic! Every college experience you have will teach you something, regardless of whether you decide to transfer or tough it out, and the tougher times will often shape your character more profoundly and positively than the easy times. Remember that you get what you put into it, so be sure to take classes that you really love so you can put in 100%.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how t o pace myself academically. I wish I had known how incredibly mean overpriveliged college kids are.

Amy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Barnard is a demanding, prestigious, and unique school, and with Columbia University next door, the resources are great.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Barnard is a demanding, prestigious, and unique school, and with Columbia University next door, the resources are great.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing you can do is to visit the campus, and try to sit in on a class! It is the only way to determine whether you will feel comfortable in that environment--it is a place where you will be investing your time and energy for the next four years! If you know you aren't a city person, do not choose a city school, even if the academics are great; if you are unhappy with your environment, the years spent there can be torturous and will negatively affect your grades.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is not easily affected by others' opinions.

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