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A Day in the Life of ... First-Year Francesca Fierro ’24

Finally on campus after a remote fall semester, the Clifton, N.J., native shares one of her free days of fun exploring the City.

Barnard Magazine Spring Issue Preview

5 Questions With … Amy Hwang ’00

The award-winning cartoonist, whose sketches are regularly featured in The New Yorker, talks about her artistic inspirations.


Professor Séverine Autesserre Brings Readers to the ‘Frontlines of Peace’

The political science professor’s latest book details the extensive research around peace-building that helped distinguish her as a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms by the French government. 


This Is It | The Class of 2021 Graduates

Three students have shared their Barnard journeys since they first arrived on campus four years ago. Here, the graduating seniors close out their college experience with one final look back. 

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

Change Agent


Cecily Morrison '02


DEI Expert


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.

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