Barnard College

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Barnard College is a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women. It was founded in 1889 in response to Columbia University's then-refusal to admit women onto academic programs. Today, the school partners with Columbia so that students from both institutions may take classes and participate in extracurricular activities at the other.

  • It is one of the “Seven Sisters,” a cohort of the nation’s oldest, most prestigious women’s colleges.
  • Students may pursue a B.A. in over 50 areas of study, the most popular including economics, psychology, and English, among others. 
  • Seniors are required to participate in a capstone project or write a senior thesis. 
  • It also offers popular programming centered around social-justice initiatives and inclusion education.