New York City

Your City

World-class museums. Best-kept-secret pizzerias. Broadway’s lights. Enviable internships. When you study at Barnard, everything New York City has to offer is at your fingertips.


As a freshman, I took a full course load while appearing in two Broadway shows simultaneously. During my four years at Barnard, New York City was an extension of the classroom. I received my degree in 1988. After the ceremony, I scooted down on the subway in cap and gown and off to my matinee performance as Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

Cynthia Nixon ’88

Barnard and NYC

New York City’s perpetual energy and vast cultural diversity make it the world’s most exciting metropolis and the perfect home for students who are passionate, driven, and inspired. The Barnard community is woven into the City’s fabric, and before long, you’ll be a New Yorker, too.

Living and Studying in New York City

NYC: A Class Act

Barnard professors make New York City your classroom. You might conduct fieldwork along the Hudson River, go behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Museum, or work with archival materials at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

New York City by the numbers


art galleries


newspaper and magazine publishers



There’s no place like New York City to start exploring your career. Whatever your interests, exciting opportunities await.

I could spend 50 years at Barnard and still have more to explore.


Nicki Camberg ’23

Across New York City

Students in Morningside Park

I love being able to explore all corners of the City, thanks to the subway, while also having access to the beautiful nature of Morningside Heights.

Sophie Baum ’22

One of my favorite things to do is to go out to the different restaurants, and because New York City is such a diverse place there’s a lot of cultural experience you can get from just tasting the food. 

Janice Fong ’17
New York buildings

Having the freedom to go anywhere, combined with the wide range of museums, food carts, parks, and experiences that exist in NYC, gives me the opportunity to expand my education beyond Barnard’s halls.

Olivia Mitchell ’23