Our alumnae change the world. Students leave Barnard enriched by a deep love of learning and go on to start and lead corporations, make scientific discoveries, write critically-acclaimed novels, develop national policy, transform their families and communities, and more. In one shining example, Barnard boasts 10 MacArthur Fellows, placing us 14th on the list of all colleges and universities and 2nd among our liberal arts college peers.
The success of Barnard graduates can be attributed to exceptional potential, brains and boldness, and the individualized preparation they receive, both during their college years and after. Advisers in the Dean of Studies Office help them navigate the terrain and plan for further advanced education, including health, law, and business. The Office of Career Development guides them in their search for a career, from developing the fundamentals to pursuing areas of interest. And the network of 35,000 alumnae across the globe serves to mentor and inspire.
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, Senior Project Manager at Children's Aid Society