In New York City

Athena Center

Education Beyond the Gates

Through the Athena Center’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program, Kory Louko ’17 gains real-world experience organizing the Athena Film Festival.

Alumnae

Way Back Wednesday | Edwidge Danticat '90

Edwidge Danticat ’90 — who returned to campus on February 20, 2020 to speak about being a first-generation writer — shares how she became the youngest-ever National Book Award nominee.

Athletics

Barnard’s Got Game: Nina Tang ’20

Meet Barnard’s student-athlete Nina Tang ’20, Women’s Crew.

Black History Month

Africana Studies’ Year-Long Celebration of Black History Month

With faculty projects, alumnae writings, and special events, Barnard champions the conversation around black history.

Illustration by Rowan Wu ’18

Essentially Barnard

Join the scientific researchers, Olympic-level athletes, published poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae. In this community, voices command respect and opinions help shape the discourse.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum You Can Shape

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses — the rest is up to you.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    You can look up information — but to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories

Ally

Amy Sueyoshi '93

Trailblazer

Zora Neale Hurston 1928

Entrepreneur

Ariella Salimpour ’17

Choreographer

Twyla Tharp '63

Groundbreaker

Margaret Mead 1923

At Home in New York City

Finding Home on Campus

“At the beginning of the school year, I was introverted and scared, but I’ve joined a dance team called CU Dhoom that's become my favorite part of Barnard. I don't remember the girl I was on move-in day.”
—Agie Neneh Sissoho ’21

At Home With Powerful Women

“You never question a woman holding a position of leadership here. You learn ’this is how it is.’ There's a normalcy given to a woman being successful.”
— Elvita Dominique ’03  

Scoring Points in Brooklyn

She goes by Lavender Menace when she's playing roller derby with Brooklyn's Gotham Girls. At Barnard she's Mia Ciallella ’19, fashion director of the student-run Hoot magazine, peer writing tutor, and community educator.

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