Barnard is unique in higher education. The College offers the benefits of a small liberal arts college, the resources of a world-class, Ivy League university, the vast opportunities of New York City, and the inspiring environment of a women’s college.


On our urban, four-acre, leafy campus, engage with classmates in small classes, debate ideas with the smartest women you will know, and participate in high-level research with your professors. Across the street at Columbia University, take advantage of more diverse classes, resources, and NCAA Division I athletics. Through courses, internships, and fieldwork, you’ll gain access to places in New York City that others can only dream of.


As a college for women, Barnard provides an inspiring community filled with role models, mentors, and lifelong friends, as well as an alumnae network of changemakers and innovators. By the time you graduate, you’ll have gained the confidence and boldness to pursue a life that matters—to yourself and to the world.