Barnard College

#288 / #100
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Private women's liberal arts college in the United States

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About Barnard College

Barnard College was founded in 1889 as a women’s college associated with Columbia University. It remains an all-women’s institution to this day. Barnard graduates receive diplomas signed by the presidents of both Barnard College and Columbia University.

The most popular among Barnard’s many programs are those in the social sciences, in the biological and biomedical sciences, and in English language and literature.

Barnard is associated with three Nobel laureates:

Other distinguished Barnard connected people include the following:

Barnard is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

According to Wikipedia, Barnard College of Columbia University is a private women's liberal arts college in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by a group of women led by young student activist Annie Nathan Meyer, who petitioned Columbia University's trustees to create an affiliated college named after Columbia's recently deceased 10th president, Frederick A.P. Barnard.

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Barnard College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Barnard College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$20,177
30K - 48K$15,090
48K - 75K$19,810
75K - 110K$27,709

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Barnard College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Barnard College, then you can expect to earn an average of $69,700 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Barnard College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

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Where is Barnard College?

Barnard College is located at 3009 Broadway, New York NY 10027-6598

What Is Barnard College Known For?

Barnard College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Barnard College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Barnard College's Most Influential Alumni?

Barnard College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Communications, and Social Work. Here are some of Barnard College's most famous alumni:

Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
An American anthropologist.
Anna Schwartz
Anna Schwartz
An American economist.
Jeane Kirkpatrick
An American diplomat and Presidential advisor .
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
An African American folklorist, novelist, short story writer, and Civic Rights advocate .
Rebecca Goldstein
Rebecca Goldstein
An American novelist, short story writer, biographer, philosopher.
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck
An American psychologist.
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Judith Jarvis Thomson
An American philosopher .
Ellen Willis
Ellen Willis
An American writer.
Jean Houston
A Researcher, author, and academic.
Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp
An American dancer and choreographer.
Judith Miller
Judith Miller
An American journalist.
Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat
A Novelist, short story writer, memoirist.

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