This year’s number of applications to Barnard College rose by 3% over last year, increasing from 5,428 to 5,609, according to “The Columbia Spectator” article on Barnard admissions statistics. In addition, the number of Early applicants this year rose as well, with a 6.8% increase in applications. And, according to the paper, that statistic has risen by 53% over the last five years. Just five years!
According to “The Columbia Spectator,” “Since 2008, the total number of applications to Barnard has spiked 31 percent, when the college received 4,273 applications. Dean of Enrollment Management Jennifer Fondiller said in a statement that she attributed the increase in applications to the college’s ‘very hands-on and personal approach to recruiting, which includes one-on-one interviews during a time when many schools have abandoned the practice’ as well as ‘our hugely successful fly-in program that allows low-income students to visit the campus.'”
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