Barnard College Visit Report by Phedre

Visit to Barnard College in December 2007 by Phedre
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - My interviewer was very tired, seemed a bit overworked, but very nice and gave me a lot of insight with her perspective on Barnard, Barnard's relationship with the city, study abroad, etc.

Information Session: Yes - Very brief, but comforting. The admissions counselor was friendly and relaxed.

Campus Tour: Yes - Guide seemed very accomplished, gave a good feeling of the campus.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Didn't talk to other students other than interviewer and tour guide, but I got good vibes.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
There was construction of the new campus center going on, which kind of made one part a bit unattractive, but the rest was very lovely. Nice cozy feeling compared to the grandeur of Columbia across th



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Clean, bathrooms in the visitors center were fine. Everything was pretty nice. Campus in general seemed clean and well-maintained.



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
The rooms were standard, hallways were fine. I didn't look at the bathrooms.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Classic NYC security, where you need to present ID. Very good.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
A gray day, but I loved the feeling of the place, the look of the builidings and the vibe all of the people emanated.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I LOVE Morningside. Such a different feel from the rest of the city, a real college "town" with Columbia, MSM, the Theological Seminaries, etc. A lot of young, hip people. Cute restaurants.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
New York, New York!

Campus Visit Notes for Barnard College


Visit Description:

Overall, I thought the visit was great. I was very pleased and happy with all of the Barnard students/staff I encountered. The campus was lovely and the neighborhood had a really nice feeling to it, a lot of excitement despite the sullen weather. New York City, of course, is amazing.