Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.
On our leafy four-acre campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, our world-class faculty of teacher-scholars educates nearly 2,400 inspired and intrepid undergraduate women—women who, as a matter of course, have gone on to achieve great things. Throughout our history, Barnard graduates have made their mark as leaders in the arts, business, government, and science, and as activists for causes too numerous to name.
Over one hundred and twenty years ago, Barnard was the first college in New York City—and one of the few in the world—where women could receive the same liberal arts education available to men. Today, we are the most sought-after liberal arts college for women in the United States. With our cosmopolitan setting and the strength of our academic programs, the broadening of our global perspective, and our ongoing commitment to diversity, we continue to do what we have done from the beginning with a keen eye to the future.
Barnard women change the world and the way we think about it.
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Barnard College News
Students Barnard’s New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) kicks off every incoming first-year and transfer student’s introduction to the College (August 25-26, 2019) with a unique welcoming program. New students learn about all the important resources available to help with their transition into Barnard, including who to speak to about the […]
Students Professor Colleen Thomas-YoungThis year marked the ninth year in a row that the Barnard Dance in Paris program has sent students to France, with professor of professional practice Colleen Thomas-Young, for an immersive education in Paris. Eight students and Thomas spent the month of June seeing over a dozen shows, […]
Barnard staff members who have dedicated as many as 45 years of service to the College were honored on June 12, 2019, at the first annual Staff Recognition Breakfast. The Office of Human Resources teamed up with the Barnard Staff Advisory Council to create the event, which honors the […]
Alumnae Anna Carlson ’18The journey beyond Barnard takes graduates on a myriad of paths, including ones requiring a commitment to continuing education and 22 hours on a plane. Anna Carlson ’18, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC), traveled to Sydney, Australia, to present her paper, “The First Five […]
Alumnae A one-legged spy nicknamed Artemis by the Germans. Another spy avenging her husband by helping downed pilots escape Nazi-occupied France. Two courageous women whose contributions to bringing World War II to an end were recently recognized for their efforts — one by the country she so bravely served and […]