New York City

Your City

World-class museums. Best-kept-secret pizzerias. Broadway’s lights. Enviable internships. When you study at Barnard, New York City experiences and opportunities are just a subway ride away.


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 fiercely passionate, driven, and inspired. The Barnard community is woven into the City’s fabric, with learning experiences that involve New York’s cultural institutions and opportunities to work with local social-impact organizations. 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



New York City is a great place to be an intern. Whatever your interests, there are exciting opportunities nearby.

Across New York City

One of the main draws for me about going to Barnard was the ability to be on a subway and be able to rush a Broadway show and still be able to get back to class. Going to school in New York City has allowed me to be a fly on the wall of professional theater.

Mariana Benjamin ’16

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

When I can, I get off campus to study in a cafe out in the city. Luna Coffee Shop in Chelsea, the Think Coffee on Mercer, Cafe Grumpy in Greenpoint — there’s a big world outside of the Milstein study carrels.

Veronica Suchodolski ’19