In New York City


Way Back Wednesday | Bronwen Konecky ’05

For International Day of Climate Action (October 24), a paleoclimatologist discusses climate change, teaching in a pandemic, and studying STEM at Barnard.


Break This Down: Racialized Capitalism

Professor Angela Simms discusses the consequences racial inequities have on access to resources.


Way Back Wednesday | Megha Desai ’01

The president of the Desai Foundation explains how Barnard nurtured her dedication to community health for women and girls in India and the United States.


Break This Down Roundtable: Rethinking Policing

Lena Harris ’22, Eve Kausch ’18, and Denise Mantey ’21 talk through their research on how to reenvision campus safety.

Essentially Barnard

Join the scientific researchers, Olympic-level athletes, published poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae. In this community, voices command respect and opinions help shape the discourse.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum You Can Shape

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses — the rest is up to you.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    You can look up information — but to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories


Ntozake Shange '70

Legal Lion

Shirley Adelson Siegel '37


Bee Whisperer

At Home in New York City

At Home With Powerful Women

“You never question a woman holding a position of leadership here. You learn ’this is how it is.’ There's a normalcy given to a woman being successful.”
— Elvita Dominique ’03  

Finding Home on Campus

“At the beginning of the school year, I was introverted and scared, but I’ve joined a dance team called CU Dhoom that's become my favorite part of Barnard. I don't remember the girl I was on move-in day.”
—Agie Neneh Sissoho ’21

Scoring Points in Brooklyn

She goes by Lavender Menace when she's playing roller derby with Brooklyn's Gotham Girls. At Barnard she's Mia Ciallella ’19, fashion director of the student-run Hoot magazine, peer writing tutor, and community educator.

Barnard Now