Our Partnership with Columbia University

Thousands of Courses at Two Great Institutions

Columbia classes are open to all Barnard students, and vice versa.

Barnard & Columbia

No one labels you with a Barnard sticker. You’ll have the resources of the larger university and the support, family, and feminism of Barnard. You will be a Barnard Bear and a Columbia Lion, and nothing will hold you back.

Sydney Hotz ’20

I’m a humanities major who loves space, and within my first few weeks at Barnard, I joined a Columbia aerospace engineering club. I get to spend time each week actively working with space, and I don’t think that would be true if it weren’t for Barnard and Columbia.

Cleo Payne ’21

Opportunity Extension

Akshaya Nataraj ’17 took full advantage of the  Barnard and Columbia partnership. While studying statistics in the Columbia Department of Statistics, Akshaya taught herself coding languages so that she could better assist leading researchers in answering important medical questions. She also  led Columbia’s Bhangra dance team, competings across the U.S. and making lifelong friends along the way.

Akshaya Nataraj ’17: Statistician and Dancer

Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebration

Erinn Smart '01 BC | Fencing

Anne Cebula '20 BC | Fencing

Ellen Futter '71 BC, '71 LAW | Barnard College President