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| Please do NOT go to this school. It's a bunch of close-minded, unfriendly, stuck-up, lesbians and feminists. Its hard to meet people and all the girls care about is being number one and being the best. do yourself a favor and go to a better school like CU or NYU. There is no social life on campus no events. Its a waste of your money too. The dorms are old and crummy. |
|Mar 01 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I'm working on transferring to another college as we speak. Barnard is the biggest waste of time and money--especially money--that I've ever had the misfortune to experience. I came to Barnard because I loved what the college advertised it being--"a liberal arts college for women associated with Columbia University in New York City." What could be better, right? Wrong. I came to college excited to move past the mostly apathetic classmates I knew in high school, and I only found more of the same. Not everyone is like that at Barnard, but many of the students don't care about anything other than going to the same clubs as the Olsen twins or getting student rush tickets. A lot of my professors knew what they were talking about but unlikely to teach outside of their doctoral thesis, which means that you get a lot of classes that will feature really arcane facts loosely grouped together in a syllabus. And no context. Professors (and TAs) are impressed when students speak at all, even if it is to release some pseudo-intelligent BS, and are generally willing to go over stuff in office hours or even just to have a great conversation. The administration is misguided and has the wrong priorities in mind. They care more about sucking up to alumnae to get more money (which they don't use on financial aid, believe me) than about their students. Just take a look at the website and see--all of the news and highlights are about what alumnae are accomplishing. Also: 30% of the students are fun and friendly, but the rest are either a) rich or b) a hipster or c) both. It's not as diverse as you think. One of the best choices I've made in the past few years is sending my letter of withdrawal to the dean's office. |
|Aug 23 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| This school was a bad experience. While some people here are okay, most girls are very snobby and self-absorbed. The surrounding environment is great (school is located on Broadway in New York) but it doesn't really make up for the "badness" of the college. The only reason I came here is of Barnard's affiliation with Columbia University. If that's why you are considering this school, I should mention that my experience at Columbia was wonderful. Students are very dedicated to coursework, professors are overall interested in teaching and opportunities are endless. |
Barnard on the other hand is a school full of Columbia rejects, lesbians, feminists, and people who like to fill their resumes with thousands of meaningless "extra currics." Most girls here are JAPS (Jewish American Princesses) from the Upper West side, Long Island, and the lovely New Jersey area. They dress Jappy, the party Jappy, and they think Jappy.
Another similarly annoying part of campus community is prominent lesbian community. All of these morons refuse to shave, dye their hair a thousand and one different colors, and pollute this side of Broadway with their Anti-men, pro-cunt propaganda.
I am a physics major and whoever said that science and females don't mix was right. This college is known for its psychology, art history, gender studies, african american studies and other "waste of time" studies departments but when it comes to hard core science or math, these departments are partly if not entirely non-existent. (There is no Math Department at Barnard! At all!) The physics department, if you can call it that, only has 2 professors and offers only 2 classes both at the introductory level. In other words, it's total CRAP!
Overall, the school is so liberal that the concept of counter-culture is lost giving way to simple culture of the college. If there are any conservatives here, which I will be shocked to find, they stay nice and quiet as if to avoid the wrath of sweet open-minded Barnard girls will soon shut them up for good. In conclusion, I don't recommend coming here unless you enjoy watching re-runs of the Golden Girls(yes people do do this here), viewing poster size picture of vaginas during your lunch break(yes, these can be seen on V-day), and having 24 hours/ 365 days a year of female bonding. This school is like the FUCKING Lifetime channel.
|May 02 2003|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2005 |