In New York City


5 Questions with…Kyle Lukoff '06

The author of When Aidan Became a Brother — who recently won a prestigious young adult literature award — talks books and offers his best advice for new writers.



Being the First | Helen Doyle Yeager ’85

The pioneering alumna was named to the 2020 "Legends of Ivy League Basketball" roster for her time as a student athlete, basketball standout, and the first team captain under the Columbia-Barnard title.


Welcome, Class of 2024!

The 1,022 young women from around the world accepted to the Class of 2024 represent the College’s most selective class ever admitted.


Way Back Wednesday | Julia Phillips ’10

The National Book Award finalist unpacks her creative and physical journey to remote Kamchatka, Russia, a 24-hour plane ride away from the writer's home and the setting of Disappearing Earth.

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


Amy Sueyoshi '93


Zora Neale Hurston 1928


Ariella Salimpour ’17


Twyla Tharp '63


Margaret Mead 1923

At Home in New York City

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

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  

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.

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