Why I Chose Barnard
When I first visited Barnard, I sensed it would prove an inspiring college home where I would constantly be encouraged by professors and classmates alike, not only to be the best version of myself—but
Olivia Aylmer
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.
Cinneah El-Amin
I knew I wanted to be a thinker, but also a change maker, artist, and entrepreneur, and Barnard offered me this great combination.
Amal Abid
After getting accepted, I sat in on classes. It was the first college I had come across that asked students their opinions.
Delaney Wing
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Amal Abid

Amal recently took part in a summit of young entrepreneurs in Las Vegas, a trip paid for by Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies. “Being surrounded by 300 passionate young entrepreneurs from all over the world to connect and collaborate was the most refreshing thing ever,” Amal says. “It was so powerful that instead of asking about what school each of us goes to, the main question was always, ‘What are you working on?’” As for Amal, the venture she’s working on is an NGO in her home country of Tunisia that aims to improve local higher education. “My personal experience at Barnard was definitely one of the reasons I started this,” she says.

Amal Abid

“I knew I wanted to be a thinker, but also a change maker, artist, and entrepreneur, and Barnard offered me this great combination.”

8:1
Barnard’s 8:1 student-faculty ratio (10:1 full-time equivalent) places it in the top 1 percent of colleges nationwide.