The first women’s college in New York City to offer the same liberal arts education men were receiving at nearby Columbia University, Barnard College has continually grown to provide a solid foundation for the intellectual and social development of its students since its inception in 1889.
Whether your interests lie in the humanities, the sciences, or the arts, Barnard offers a fertile training ground for young minds and ideas. Its unique relationship with Columbia University means that students have access to a coed experience at all times, but on their own terms. It also means that the faculty and administration have as their main focus and attention the female student body, not the coed masses across the street. These scholars are experts in their fields and have immeasurable resources that they share with their students.
The college has a unique position as a small independent campus for women closely linked to a first-rate research university and located in one of the world’s major cities offers an extraordinary and unparalleled opportunity for those young women smart and savvy enough to avail themselves of it. The internship possibilities and cultural offerings of New York City are second to none, and the intimacy of the campus and student body provides a perfect home base from which to explore Manhattan.