Barnard College News
With applications up 16% over last year, the College admitted just 8% of those who applied — and a record-breaking 66% identify as women of color.
The grant will support the work of the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective led by
Professor Kaiama L. Glover
Grant will support the College’s Beckman Scholars Program and provide funding for student research
Barnard College Partners with Bridgewater Associates to Encourage More Women to Join the Investment Industry
In partnership with Bridgewater Associates, Barnard will recruit “New Pathways Bridgewater Scholars,” and will provide the training, exposure, and opportunities required to become workforce leaders.
The funding will support 30 Pell-eligible students and enable research on how to better help academically talented women from low-income families pursue undergraduate STEM degrees.
Barnard continues to attract diverse, smart, curious and driven young women from around the world, garnering 10,395 applications – a 10% increase over last year.
QuestBridge aids outstanding students from low-income communities in finding and affording an education from the country’s top universities and colleges
Barnard College Launches the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being with Gift from the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation
The center will serve as a centralized hub for all wellness-related initiatives across campus and will support a 360-degree perspective of personal well-being focused on three pillars of wellness: physical, emotional, and financial.
Barnard College tops its own record with 9,411 applicants, a 60% increase over the past five years. The 1,022 young women from around the world accepted to the Class of 2024 represent the College’s most selective class ever admitted.
Goldmark, whose work in theaters and at colleges focuses on sustainability, will examine pathways to a more circular and less wasteful economy
Bold, hallucinatory works explore black female identity throughout the middle decades of the 20th century
Goldmark, whose work in theaters and at colleges focuses on sustainability, will examine events, initiatives, and ideas for implementing a less wasteful, “circular” economy
Award-Winning Nonprofit Media Executive and Anchor Maria Hinojosa ’84 Joins Barnard College as Inaugural Journalist-in-Residence
Hinojosa’s expertise in investigative reporting and coverage of cultural and political landscapes will enrich Barnard College’s renowned writing program
Grant will support new partnerships and curriculum centered on immigration, poverty, and labor rights policy
Barnard College and Columbia Engineering Announce Grant to Help Broaden Pipeline for Women in Engineering
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Provide Financial Support to Help Students Pursue Careers in Engineering
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant to fund the CORE Academy for three years
Alumna Umbreen Bhatti ’00 Will Continue Center’s Advancement of Women Leaders
Barnard College Welcomes Latin Performer Luz Pinos and Rising Female Artists to Fifth Annual Concert in Riverside Park to Celebrate New York City’s Women and Music
Eclectic “Make Some Noise” Event Features Encore Performances by the Series’ Most-Acclaimed Women Musicians
Partnership with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services Will Make Barnard a Dining Destination
Recently Opened Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning Receives the Only Architectural Award to Recognize Entire Library Structures and All Aspects of Design
Barnard College surpassed its own record this year with 9,319 applicants, a 64% increase over the last five years. Of those applicants, 1,051 young women from around the world were accepted to the class of 2023, making it the most selective class ever admitted to the 129-year-old college.
Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium in Partnership with On Her Turf Announce "Beyond the Game: Women, Sports and Competition" Panel Discussion
NBC Sports Reporter Dylan Dreyer to Moderate Dynamic Panel of Esteemed Women Athletes as Part of Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium’s 35th Anniversary Celebration
New partnerships with Columbia University enable students to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
Prototype could set a standard for detecting gamma rays.
Barnard College will hold the official grand opening for The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The new building, which opened in early September, serves as the hub of academic and intellectual life at Barnard and reinforces the institution’s commitment to sustainability and climate action.
Stephen makes history as the first Hispanic woman to hold Barnard’s top legal seat.
Barnard College Hires Rebecca N. Wright as Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Vagelos Computational Science Center
Wright will oversee an innovative space where students and faculty can engage in interdisciplinary, large-scale data projects and computational research.
The largest cohort in College history will bring enterprising leadership to the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.
Barnard College Appoints Communications & Media Executive Gabrielle Simpson as Vice President, Head of Communications
Simpson will bring dynamic leadership to advance Barnard’s singular story.
Farai Chideya, Liza Donnelly and Anna Holmes to provide transformative perspectives on culture, gender, and women’s leadership in media.
FAQs were updated as of May 1, 2018 after receiving a letter from the Barnard Student Government Association.
With acceptance season underway at thousands of colleges and universities nationwide, Barnard College, one of the most selective academic institutions in the country, has admitted 1,088 young women from around the world to its class of 2022.
Abby Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history and advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2018 at Barnard College’s 126th Commencement May 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Barnard will apply the criteria in its unique approach of divesting from climate change deniers.
Barnard College has appointed Lisa Yeh as vice president for development, effective Jan. 22, 2018.
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College announced today their 2017 Class of Distinguished Fellows, which includes best-selling author and founder of Working Mother Media Carol Evans, progressive media strategist Jehmu Greene, community health organizer Manmeet Kaur and gender justice leader Kavita Ramdas.
For the first time in Barnard College’s 128-year history, a student, Midshipman Kelsey Lynch, will be commissioned as a U.S. Navy Officer May 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Low Memorial Library Rotunda at Columbia University.
Concert to feature all-women Brazilian drumline group FogoAzul NYC, among other New York City female musicians
Barnard College, the country’s most selective women’s college, has admitted 1,139 young women from around the world to its Class of 2021.
The Barnard College Board of Trustees announced today approval of a plan to divest from fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Barnard is the first college to take the unique and innovative approach of divesting from climate change deniers.
Barnard College announced today that its new teaching and learning center, currently under construction, will be named in honor of Board of Trustees vice chair and alumna Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 and Columbia College alumnus and trustee emeritus Philip Milstein ’71.
Barnard College President Debora L. Spar announced today that she will resign in March of 2017, after almost nine years leading the college, to become president and chief executive officer of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Barnard College Acquires Collection, Celebrates New Memoir of Feminist Artist and Activist Sabra Moore
Artist Sabra Moore, a key figure in the feminist movement since the 1960s, will read from her newly released memoir Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992 (New Village Press) Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. in 302 Barnard Hall, as a part of the Barnard Center for Research on Women's Lunchtime Lecture Series.
Nation’s Most Selective Women’s College Breaks Admissions Records, Launches New Curriculum and Modernizes Campus
With the start of the acceptance season at hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, Barnard College, the country’s most selective women’s college, is preparing for historical changes to the curriculum, the campus and the community.
MEDIA ALERT | Internationally Recognized Playwright Manesh Dattani Directs English-Language Premiere of "Chokher Bali"
The performance, presented by the Barnard College Department of Theatre, is one of few Indian productions to be performed in the United States.
Scholar, Policy Expert and Commentator Anne-Marie Slaughter Named Barnard College Commencement Speaker
Slaughter will also receive the College's highest honor, the Barnard Medal of Distinction
Festival on Barnard's campus will honor a strong advocate for women on screen and behind the scenes
$70 Million to Support State-of-the-Art Teaching and Learning Center
Festival to take place on Barnard’s campus February 18-21, 2016
Grant will support student research in computational research with Barnard faculty mentors
Preservation meets progress: tree beloved by thousands worldwide makes way for Teaching and Learning Center
World-renowned ballerina to lead a variety of artistic and academic activities on campus
Additional awardees include Sheila Nevins, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Cathy Schulman
Prof. Paige West and Prof. J.C. Salyer to deliver Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History
Barnard faculty members to discuss the effects of climate change on people and their environments.
Barnard College and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Train Girls to Become City’s Next Entrepreneurs
Girl Scouts from across the five boroughs will have a special opportunity to design socially-conscious business ventures
Significant award will support new digital learning initiative
Members of Barnard's faculty are honored each year for their outstanding commitment to teaching.
New building will be home to library, state-of-the-art labs, study spaces
Summit will bring together leaders from over 100 U.S. colleges to discuss how to boost success among low-income students
Congratulations to Barnard seniors and recent alumnae who have been awarded Fulbright grants this year.
Prof. Lynn Garafola awarded fellowship by the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library
Dance historian writing biography of choreographer Bronislava Nijinkska
On-Campus Job Fair in the James Room
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Jobs & Internship Career Fair in the LeFrak Gymnasium
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pioneering scholar of art history and gender and member of Barnard's faculty for two decades.
Beloved chemistry professor and champion of women in science.
Colleagues, students and friends are invited to share their thoughts and memories here.
Congratulations to the Barnard seniors who have been inducted to Phi Beta Kappa this year.
Congratulations to Barnard seniors and recent alumnae who have been awarded Fulbright grants this year.
On December 15, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Seven Sister colleges kicked off a new initiative. Watch video and read more.
Work of Barnard's Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing called "a very important contribution to Irish-American literature."
Professor Autesserre, political science, is honored for ideas set forth in her book, The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History receives the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.
History professor among a diverse group of scholars, artists and scientists honored by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.