Points of Pride

Barnard College provides a singular educational experience, as a world-renowned college focused on excellence across the arts and sciences, with all the academic resources of Columbia University and the City of New York as an extended classroom.


When it was founded in 1889, Barnard was one of very few American colleges where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. The College was named after Frederick A.P. Barnard, then the 10th president of Columbia University, who fought unsuccessfully to admit women to Columbia. Today, Barnard is one of the most selective academic institutions in the country and remains devoted to empowering extraordinary women to become even more exceptional.

Location & Contact

Barnard College

3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics and Ancient Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Consortium of Critical Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Human Rights/Social Justice
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science & Public Policy
  • Slavic
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Latin American Cultures
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies