Barnard College Visit Report by jg0339

Visit to Barnard College in March 2005 by jg0339
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2006)
(Member since September 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair




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




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
3 - Good
3 - Good




Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


Campus Visit Notes for Barnard College


Visit Description:

After passing through a guard station, past the wrought-iron railings, one walks into a beautiful, serene oasis of a campus at Barnard. People swarm around the street (Broadway) below and through the Columbia campus. Barnard feels so removed, above the turmoil of NYC life.

Our tour guide, a pre-med senior, was amazing accomplished, dynamic and warm. Unfortunately, we didn't see any classrooms or dorms. The tour really was more of a walking description of the academics and registration process. Students can eat and study both at Columbia & Barnard. There are many opportunities for internships. About class registration; there is a 2-week class try-out period, however, some classes start right away, making it difficult to catch up if one selects a class toward the end of the two weeks. Also, one registers for a class, then finds out if the class is held at Columbia or Barnard.

Disappointingly, we weren't able to see the art studios, because they were at Columbia!