“At Barnard, I’ve made myself an adventurer. I’ve explored all kinds of fields that interest me, from art history and anthropology, to psychology, ethnic studies, and French. Every class I take at Barnard trains me to think critically and to be creative.”

Lu Shirley Dai, junior from Beijing, China; dance and art history double major

Through the partnership with Columbia University across the street, Barnard students can choose among more than 2,000 distinct courses on both cam

On both the Barnard and Columbia campuses, Barnard students have access to more than 30 libraries and collections for research, coursework, or bro

With an 8:1 student-faculty ratio (10:1 full-time equivalent) and a commitment to excellence in teaching, Barnard fosters an intellectual communit

Students in every major have opportunities to collaborate with professors on scholarly and scientific research.

On Diversity

"No matter who you are, no matter what the color of your skin, at Barnard you will encounter someone who is unfamiliar and something that challenges your view of the world. Not all of it is comfortable. But if you extend yourself, you will be transformed, and your life will be so much richer because of it."

Dorothy Ko, Professor of History


Architecture Firm SOM to Lead Design of Barnard's New Teaching and Learning Facility

Barnard College announces the selection of a celebrated New York-based architecture firm—Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)—to lead the design and construction of a new teaching and learning facility on Barnard’s Morningside Heights campus.

73 percent of Barnard classes have 19 or fewer students.