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English at Barnard is great, there are mayQuite BrightEnglish
English at Barnard is great, there are may oppurtunities to learn and grow. The coursework is chalanging but not brutal. The oppurtunity to participate in all sorts of activities is good. Barnard is the womens college of Columbia University so you can take any Columbia course and use all of Columbia's research facilities.
1st Year Female -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B+
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This school was a bad experience.Quite BrightPhysics
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.

1st Year Female -- Class 2005
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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Barnard has had a great influence on the things that I have done since college, including the choice to pursue a graduate degree. You will find that Barnard offers a very unique experience for its undergraduate women. Students, for the most part, are a serious and diverse group of women, and Barnard, aided by its location, has a tremendous amount of opportunities for students to gain experience in a diverse selection of careers and other activities. (Be aware though, that you will likely not be sought out. The opportunities and guidance are there for students, only if they look for them.)
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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