The New York State-funded Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and the Barnard Opportunity Program (BOP), specifically for out-of-state students, provide access to a Barnard education for high-achieving students from economically under-resourced backgrounds.
C-STEP supports historically underrepresented (African American, Latina, Native American, and Alaskan Native) or financially under-resourced Barnard students who intend to pursue or show ability in the STEM fields, health-related fields, and/or the licensed professions.
The Science Pathways Scholars Program (SP)² is a highly selective, four-year program to support talented young women from African American, Latina, Native American, and Alaskan Native backgrounds or first-generation college students who convey a strong interest in pursuing research careers in the lab sciences.
Barnard also offers highly talented music students the opportunity to apply for the Lesson Exchange Program with the Juilliard School and/or the Cross Registration Program with the Manhattan School of Music.
Barnard is the only women’s college, and one of the only small liberal arts colleges nationwide, to offer NCAA Division I athletics. Under the consortium, Barnard scholar-athletes compete alongside Columbia undergraduates on 16 teams in the NCAA Division I and the Ivy League. They join teams led by some of the nation’s best coaches and train in top-notch facilities.