“Barnard College is the story of every young woman who has come to Morningside Heights to challenge herself. Each of these Barnard women is unique, all are valuable, and every single one deserves our best possible effort and support.”
Debora L. Spar
In 1889, Barnard became the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. Today, Barnard’s strengths are exceptional: a stellar faculty truly committed to the integration of teaching and scholarship, a fiercely intellectual and motivated student body, an integral relationship with Columbia University, and unparalleled access to the resources and networks of New York City. These assets, together with Barnard’s dedication to the advancement of women, make it unique among American liberal arts colleges.
The Bold Standard / A Campaign for Barnard ensures that we sustain this level of institutional excellence. Join us in the most ambitious fundraising initiative the College has ever undertaken.