Boldly Barnard

I was exploring, and a college like Barnard is so wonderful for that. There are all of these other worlds right around the corner or on the other floor of the building.

Jhumpa Lahiri ’89

A Fearless History

Barnard has been bold from the beginning — ever since a group of women succeeded in establishing New York City’s first college that offered women the same rigorous higher education available to men.

Boldly NYC

Barnard is one with the City — its nonstop energy, its diversity, its boundless imagination. Studying in NYC presents students with a world of opportunity.


Putting Knowledge into Action

Whatever your major at Barnard, you’ll have hands-on experiences that give you a deeper understanding of the topics you explore in the classroom. You’ll generate new ideas and communicate them in a way that can change how people understand the world.

A Bold Partnership

A small liberal arts college with the advantages of a top-notch research university. Thanks to a historic affiliation and continued partnership with Columbia, Barnard offers the best of both worlds.