Barnard College is one of the oldest women’s colleges in the world and was created in response to the fact that Columbia University only admitted men. The school is located across the street from Columbia U in NYC and still maintains a relationship with the university, the Juilliard School, and The Jewish Theological Seminary, though Barnard remains a separate entity. Forbes ranks Barnard College #25 in Liberal Arts Universities and U.S. News & World Report rates their admissions program as “most selective.” Barnard is a member of the Seven Sisters and admits only women.
Barnard is a jewel in the best city in the world. Barnard students are passionate, highly motivated, and unique individuals who are hungry to learn. With the world-class professors, resources on both Barnard and Columbia's campuses, and the magic of the city, I could not love it more.
Simply put, I love Barnard and truly almost everyone I know does as well. I have never felt more independent, challenged, or excited as I do living in New York City and taking classes at Columbia. And because of Barnard, I also feel empowered as a woman.