Women Leading the Way

Since Barnard’s founding in 1889, generations of women have graduated and gone on to make history, break boundaries, and lead the way. At Barnard, we challenge you to stand out and take risks. We encourage you  to be unafraid. We champion your independence as you try, fail, learn, refine, and ultimately discover how to make your mark. There has never been a better time to be part of a college whose purpose is to amplify women’s power to change the world.

A Women’s College
Four Barnard students gathered around papers reading

Leading the Way in STEM

Barnard is one of the first among its peers to make technology education a requirement for all students.

Leading the Way in Sustainability

We’re creating a model for colleges across the country by piloting innovative programs and setting the standard for campus sustainability.

I came to Barnard to be part of a community of passionate and intelligent women. I left with great friendships and a confidence that's uniquely Barnard.

Surina Goel '23

Women Leaders

At Barnard, smart, accomplished women are your professors and deans, the College leadership, and your advisors — and they all want you to succeed. A Barnard education instills a deep sense of confidence that you’ll take into the world, just like our many noteworthy alumnae. 

Student Speak: Taylor Thompson ’20