Barnard College

Academic Highlights

  • Barnard’s student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1 with 71% of classes enrolling 19 or fewer students; 64% of full-time faculty are women.

  • Their Summer Research Institute provides summer funding and supportive programming for students conducting STEM research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. 

  • Barnard holds a legacy of educating young women from first-generation and economically diverse backgrounds — ranked #12 of 64 elite colleges in the social mobility of its students by the Equality of Opportunity Project and #20 of 171 colleges in the New York Times College Access Index.

  • The Athena Center for Leadership creates and promotes innovative approaches to developing the next generation of women leaders while advancing the stories of inspiring and courageous women trailblazers around the world.

  • Barnard’s unique and powerful partnership with Columbia University provides students the opportunity to cross-register for classes, participate in joint extracurricular activities, and more — in fact, Barnard is the only women’s college to offer NCAA Division I athletics through the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium. 

  • 75% of Barnard students participate in internships throughout NYC during their four years at the College.

  • 91% of Class of 2022 graduates had a job or attended graduate/professional school within six months of graduation — Top 5 industries where alumnae got jobs: Education; Healthcare, Biotech & Life Sciences; Financial Services; Law, Government & Politics; Non-Profit/NGO.