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.
“Barnard taught me that the quality of the work is what matters most. Don’t try to fit [your work] into anything that seems to be interesting to people in any given moment, because all that’s going to change. You’re doing this for yourself.” — Mary Beth Keane ’99
“Reflecting on the past semester and a half, I can’t imagine embarking on the roller coaster of college anywhere but at Barnard, among the beautiful, diverse, incredible community.” — Defne Egbo ’23, sociology major
“From the moment I arrived on campus, Barnard pulled something out of me that I didn’t know was there — a voice from a void, cropping up sometimes in conversation with my transfer buddies and in class discussion, and most often in my papers.” — Nina Sharma ’05
“Since I stepped foot on Barnard’s campus, I was encouraged to pursue my inquisitive nature. In all my classes, science or not, I was taught to speak up and ask questions. As a Beckman Scholar, I utilized these questioning skills to delve deeper into my research and advance science.” — Rachel Nordlicht ’20
“Barnard is a school that roots for you. Your RA, academic advisor, professors, and classmates all want you to succeed and will provide you with a support system throughout your time at Barnard — and even after. I have never regretted choosing Barnard.” — Elena Taeyaerts ’21, political science major.
“I fell in love with Barnard when I walked on campus more than 20 years ago — the campus, the incredible women, and NYC! Barnard has taught me how to think, lead, and be confident. Barnard taught me how to give back and pay it forward.” — Jyoti Menon ’01
“These [dance groups] all have played a huge part in my time here at Barnard — not only have they helped me develop healthy mental and physical practices, but they’ve helped me develop really close friendships.” — Anna Yokote ’23, environment & sustainability and human rights major