Barnard College with 2,400 students offers a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. 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.
Over 600 feet in length, St. John the Divine is the largest Gothic cathedral and the fourth-largest Christian church in the world. Built over a century ago, it is the seat of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, chartered as “a house of worship for all peoples.” The Cathedral and its surrounding gardens and buildings form an 11-acre complex collectively referred to as The Close, which is open to the public year-round during daylight hours.
The Interchurch Center, owned and managed under the auspices of several Christian organizations, is Morningside Heights' largest office facility recognized for its ongoing art exhibits. Interchurch provides a working environment that is conducive to ecumenism and interreligious involvement.
Founded in 1886 by the distinguished rabbis Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, JTS is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world-class library and five schools. Its mission is to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism while sharing a vision of Judaism that is learned and passionate, pluralist and authentic, traditional and egalitarian.
The Riverside Church has an interdenominational and international congregation and is committed to welcoming all persons. This commitment extends to the church’s global involvement in social and economic justice to ensure equity for God’s people locally, nationally and internationally.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is a seminary and a graduate school of theology established in 1836. With roots that are firmly planted in the Protestant, Reformed tradition, the Seminary continues to reform itself in response to the changing needs of the world.