Barnard College

Main image

Short History

When it was founded in 1889, Barnard was one of very few American colleges where women could receive the same challenging education as men did. The College was named after Frederick A.P. Barnard, then the 10th president of Columbia University, who fought unsuccessfully to admit women to Columbia.

Logo

Location

New York, New York

Points of pride

Barnard is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Barnard College

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/barnardcollege

Twitter Username

BarnardCollege

Search tags

NYC

Bryn Mawr College

Main image

Short History

When Bryn Mawr College opened its doors in 1885, it offered women a more ambitious academic program than any previously available to them in the United States. Other women's colleges existed, but Bryn Mawr was the first to offer graduate education through the Ph.D.—a signal of its founders' refusal to accept the limitations imposed on women's intellectual achievement at other institutions.

Logo

Location

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Points of pride

A Bryn Mawr woman is defined by a rare combination of personal characteristics, which include an intense intellectual commitment, a purposeful vision of her life and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. These attributes create a spirit that is palpable on campus.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1885

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/BrynMawrCollege

Twitter Username

BrynMawrCollege