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Barnard Soars to New Heights on Giving Day 2020

In this extraordinary year for Barnard, our community stood as one from near and far, supporting students and shattering Giving Day records.


Way Back Wednesday | Shannon Harris ’01

Actor, writer, and filmmaker Shannon Harris ’01 reflects on her growth as an artist and leader following the release of her first short film, THREE birds


Election 2020

From Pandemic to Political Empowerment

Students and alumnae share how they are engaging in civic projects in the weeks and months leading up to the 2020 election.


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.

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

Creating Opportunities

Stand up, step up, speak up

Fearless Barnard students and graduates have collapsed boundaries, sparked change, and made their mark since the College’s founding in 1889.
Barnard Class of 1899

Literary Ambitions

First in their families to go to college, these alumnae authors share how Barnard, and the community here, helped them to find their voices and hone their craft.
Mary Beth Keane ’99, Mary Gordon ’71, Edwidge Danticat ’90, and Cecily Wong ’10

Leadership Launch Pad

You have ideas, questions, and ambitions. We have workshops, programs, and more to help you focus that intellectual energy and learn alongside each other.