Barnard College is a private institution established in 1889 with urban setting located at New York. It is ranked 26 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Barnard is an all-female college in Manhattan with a partnership with the school across the street, Columbia University. Barnard women can take classes, play sports and join organizations at Columbia University-—and Columbia students have the same opportunities at Barnard. The school’s own mascot is a dancing Barnard Bear named Millie. Barnard College has about 80 of its own student organizations, though Columbia students often join, too. The Barnard Student Government Association does not recognize on-campus sororities, but women can join Columbia’s Greek organizations. Students call the school’s location in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Upper West Side home, as nearly 95 percent live on campus. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but 98 percent choose to do so. Barnard students also have year-round opportunities for internships in New York City, organized through the Career Development office. The school has a renowned Barnard Center for Research On Women, which sponsors conferences and panels on the subjects of gender, feminism and women’s rights.
#26 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
New York, New York