Plan Your Visit

Come see Barnard College for yourself

Walk through Barnard’s gates onto tree-lined brick pathways, and the sounds of the city fade away. Here, the buildings buzz with the energy of more than 2,500 gifted, ambitious young women enjoying the challenges of a rigorous liberal arts education, the resources of a great university, and the lifelong friendships that come from living in a close-knit community. To experience a bit of Barnard’s world for yourself, come for a visit.



Is Barnard right for you?

The best way to find out is to plan a visit to campus. Take a campus tour, talk to current students and faculty members, sit in on a class, meet with a coach. See how students interact and move through the Barnard campus and the Columbia campus across the street. Explore the neighborhood and New York City. Most important, listen to your gut. See what it says when you step through the gates. 


Sound good?

In the following links you'll find all the information you need for a campus visit.

Take a tour
Visit a class
Schedule an interview
Meet a coach
Meet our tour guides
Getting here
Where to stay
Things to do


Ask a student!

Have something you’d like to ask a current student about the Barnard experience? Send your questions to


When I fell for Barnard

“I fell in love with Barnard during Admitted Students Weekend. I experienced the campus firsthand and met Barnard women who were articulate, confident, and intellectually curious. I wanted to be just like them.”  —Cinneah El-Amin, junior from Baltimore, Maryland; Africana studies major


“In the two days I spent on-campus when I came to the Open House as a prospective student, not only did I learn how to navigate the city, but I also met incredible Barnard students and alumni that I wanted to emulate. I felt I grew two inches from this trip and I could only imagine how much I could potentially grow from spending four years here.”  —Hye-Jin Yun, senior from San Francisco, California; neuroscience and behavior major