Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus
Barnard College campus

From the School

Barnard is the most sought-after liberal arts college for women in the US. Barnard provides a cosmopolitan setting, dynamic academic programs, access to internships and a unique partnership with Columbia University.

Barnard is a small, highly selective liberal arts college for women located in New York City. Our student body of 2,400 are part of a diverse and close-knit community and study with leading scholars who serve as dedicated, accessible mentors and teachers in small, intimate classes. Founded in 1889, Barnard also engages in a unique partnership with Columbia University, situated directly across the street. Students have access to additional course offerings, extracurricular activities, NCAA Division I Ivy League athletic competition and a fully coed social life. Our location in New York City grants students access to thousands of internship opportunities in addition to unparalleled cultural, intellectual and social resources. Barnard’s diverse student body includes residents from nearly every state and more than 50 countries worldwide. Over 40 percent of the 2016 incoming class identifies as students of color, and 15 percent of the class comes from non-college backgrounds.


From The School

The Committee on Admissions selects women of proven academic strength who exhibit the potential for further intellectual growth. Careful consideration is given to candidates’ high school records, recommendations, writing skills, standardized test scores, special abilities and interests, and personal and educational context.

Admission to Barnard is highly selective and candidates for admission to the first-year class are expected to have taken a highly rigorous college-preparatory program. Barnard also requires first-year candidates to submit scores from the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT. Students educated in a non-English-speaking setting or who have studied in English for less than five years must also take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. An interview is recommended for first-year students, but it is not required. Early decision applications must be submitted by November 1. Regular applications must be received by January 1. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75. Transfer applications must be submitted by November 1 for consideration for January enrollment and by March 15 for consideration for September enrollment.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 720
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 740
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 32

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision
November 1

January 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

First-Year Experience: The First-Year Experience includes two semesters of seminar classes: First-Year Writing, focusing on reading literary texts critically and writing effectively, and First-Year Seminar, emphasizing disciplinary and interdisciplinary content that challenges students to write and speak persuasively. First-year students are also required to take one course in Physical Education.

Distributional Requirements

The Distributional Requirements are designed to expose students to a variety of disciplines, approaches, and skills that, together, form the whole of a liberal arts education. The requirements are designed to be flexible; students choose from a wide spectrum of courses and take two courses each in languages, arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences (one of which includes a lab). Furthermore, students follow Modes of Thinking that include one course each in of the following. Courses taken to satisfy the Distributional Requirements can also be used to satisfy the Modes of Thinking requirement:
  • Thinking Locally–New York City—where students examine the community and environment in which they find themselves as residents of New York City to better understand the significance of local context.
  • Thinking through Global Inquiry—where students consider communities, places, and experiences beyond their immediate location, expanding their perspectives on the world and their place in it.
  • Thinking about Social Difference—where students examine how difference is defined, lived, and challenged, and the disparities of power and resources in all their manifestations.
  • Thinking with Historical Perspective—where students examine the ways in which historical context shapes and conditions the world, challenging them to see the past with fresh eyes.
  • Thinking quantitatively and empirically—where students are exposed to numbers, data, graphs, and mathematical methods, in order to better understand quantitative and empirical approaches to thinking and problem solving.
  • Thinking technologically and digitally—where students discover new ways of learning that open up innovative fields of study, including computational science and coding, digital arts and humanities, geographic information systems, and digital design.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Majors and Degrees Offered:
Bachelors Degree Offered

Majors at BARNARD
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biopsychology
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economic History
  • Economics
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Area Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (Classics)
  • Greek and Latin
  • History
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin (Classics)
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Pan African Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Russian (Slavic)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Latin American Cultures
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies
The College provides an excellent education program, leading to teaching certification with a specific urban studies track, and prepares students for programs in health and medicine, law, and business, as well as further study in a variety of graduate programs. Barnard College also offers doubleand joint-degree programs in cooperation with other schools within the Columbia community. These include a five-year M.P.A./M.I.A. (3-2) program offered in conjunction with the School of International and Public Affairs. Through the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Barnard students can pursue a five-year (3-2) program in all branches of engineering, leading to both an A.B. and a B.S. degree. Through an agreement with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, students can simultaneously earn an A.B. degree from Barnard and a B.A. at JTS

For a select group of scholars, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Barnard Opportunity Program (BOP) offers an additional pathway to admission to Barnard. A lending library, laptop computers, free tutoring, mentoring, and study skills workshops, and graduate school preparation and career guidance are available to all BOP and HEOP Scholars, in addition to the resources and support they receive as Barnard students. To be considered for HEOP, students must be residents of New York State and meet other eligibility requirements. Additionally, a small number of students who are not New York State residents are identified by the office of admissions as BOP Scholars.

The Office of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs (ASEP) is committed to providing opportunities to enrich and complement the intellectual life of all students. Under the supervision of the Office of the Dean of Studies, ASEP works to engage students in rigorous academic experiences while providing the support needed to meet academic challenges and to discover their own capabilities.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biopsychology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Students Say

Barnard is a small school, an urban school, a resource-rich school, a school that "offers so many opportunities." In some ways, Barnard College combines all the desirable traits one would want from an all-women's liberal arts college. Located in New York City, here "you get the best of both worlds," both a "small academic setting" as well as having "full access to the Ivy League institution (Columbia University) right across the street." The school's size means it "provides a small, close community" where students will "see familiar faces often." Among those familiar faces are the professors themselves, who are "really engaging and make the material approachable and interesting." Classes are a mix between lectures and discussions, and even in the larger classes professors "definitely make time for students to come talk to them." Students say educators here are adept at "creating an environment to learn from and be inspired by classmates through the discussions held." The "phenomenal" education experience at Barnard may be "challenging and very stressful" at times, but students are "so grateful" for those challenges. And while the school itself may be small, "you can cross Broadway and feel that large, Ivy League University feel." Graduates from Barnard should expect to experience a "transition from a young female college student to an adjusted global citizen."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Margaret Mead '23

Lauren Graham '88

Martha Stewart '63

Anna Quindlen '74

Twyla Tharp '63
Performance Artist

Zora Neale Hurston '28

Jhumpa Lahiri '89
2000 Pulitzer Prize winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

Barnard’s Career Development department strives to “support women in cultivating a career of their own invention that connects a liberal arts education, leadership and work-life planning,” according to the school’s website. In addition to career fairs held every semester, Barnard also offers the Senior Initiative Program, which the school says “provides graduating seniors with the tools to navigate today’s job market in order to prepare for life post-Barnard.” Likewise, free Leadership Lab workshops, put on by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, and the three-year Athena Scholars Program engage students to develop their leadership potential. Students note that “internships in finance and publishing are popular” and praise the “strong alumnae network.” According to, 58 percent of Barnard graduates report that their jobs are of high social value. The average starting salary for a Barnard graduate is $46,000, with popular jobs including director of a non-profit, research analyst, and marketing director. reports that the most popular majors at Barnard include Economics, Psychology, English, and Art History.

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Resident Commuter
Tuition and Fees: $50,794 $50,794
Room and Board*: $15,598 N/A
Lunches at College: N/A $1,730
Books/Supplies: $1,150 $1,150
Miscellaneous: $1,370 $1,370
Total Basic Budget $68,912 $55,044


























Financial Aid

Barnard’s financial aid process is designed to foster quality, access, and diversity. Our policies reflect our commitment to making Barnard a realistic option for families, regardless of finances, and to ensuring qualified applicants are able to afford to attend. Barnard College is 100% need-blind in our review of US citizens and permanent residents. In addition, we meet 100% of demonstrated need with need-based financial aid for US Citizens and Permanent Residents. We offer a limited amount of aid to international citizens. We do not offer merit or athletic scholarships.


Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Bottom Line

An education as valuable as one from Barnard College does not come without its costs; yearly tuition is $44,300. With fees and room and board totaling $16,300 (not to mention books, supplies, and other personal expenses), students are making a substantial investment. Freshmen, as well as upperclassmen, are pleased to find need-based scholarships and grants being provided to more than 95 percent of the student population. Also, 50 percent of all students benefit from some form of financial aid. Just under half of enrollees do need to borrow to pay for school, and they can expect an average indebtedness upon graduating from Barnard of about $18,000— extremely reasonable given the cost of attending the college.

Bang For Your Buck

The value of the school is in the people, the location, and the satisfaction found throughout the years by successful Barnard graduates. One recent graduate tells us, “The school has a strong faculty, outstanding students, fabulous career-development services, a great alumnae network, and an important mission.” Barnard College practices need-blind admissions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, which means that admissions officers are unaware of a student’s financial circumstances when evaluating an application or debating an application in committee. Financial need is not considered when considering the qualifications of potential Barnard students. Once accepted, undergraduates have access to many financial-assistance options; also included are study-abroad opportunities for qualified students.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Student Organizations and Activities:

Barnard women have access to more than eighty clubs and organizations on the College campus alone. Add to this list the hundreds of additional dually recognized clubs with members from both Barnard and Columbia, provided for through Barnard’s partnership with the University, and strong friendships develop among students from both sides of Broadway. Student groups include performance groups, academic and pre-professional, ethnic and cultural, language, community service, and publications. Social interaction and cooperation between Barnard and Columbia groups is virtually seamless, with Barnard women regularly joining and leading a variety of Columbia organizations. Students, faculty members, and administrators also serve on tripartite committees and share responsibility for policy on curriculum, housing, financial aid, orientation, and the library.

For students interested in Dance:
For students interested in theater:

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



100% female
0% male
74% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Finding a single trait to define a school full of "cool, creative, confident, wellspoken, and determined" women who are "aware that [they are] in the cosmopolitan NYC" may seem difficult, but the repeated refrain of students makes it clear that there is something that unites Barnard students: They are ambitious. These are "driven, intelligent" women who are "extremely interested, dedicated, and passionate about something." What that something may be varies— "biology, dance, theatre, architecture, economics, or international relations" and more—but the "strong, powerful, intelligent personalities" make them who they are. These "motivated individuals" sometimes "have a tendency to overload," but "all Barnard women are very proactive and use all resources available…to achieve their goals." That said, while students here are "ambitious, driven, and hard workers," it is "not at the cost of physical or mental health: they know how to have fun, too." Barnard women tend to be well-dressed and embrace the cosmopolitan side of New York City. One student comments, "I know of very few students here who feel they don't fit in or haven't found their niche," and maybe that is because a Barnard student is one who is "smart, independent, and ready to take on the world."


From The School


Barnard is located north of Central Park on the upper west side of Manhattan, in the safe and student-friendly Morningside Heights neighborhood, directly across the street from Columbia University. The campus occupies 4 acres of urban property along Broadway between 116th and 120th streets and serves as an oasis from the hustle and bustle of New York City. The south end of the campus, referred to as the Quad, contains the Brooks, Reid, Hewitt, and Sulzberger residence halls; Additional residence halls (11 in total) provide those entering as first-years guaranteed housing for four years. The latest campus addition, the Diana Center, is a 70,000-square-foot student center, the hub of campus life. The College is in the midst of building a center for teaching and learning. The 128,000 square foot building scheduled to open in August 2018, will include a new kind of library, one that incorporates state-of-the art technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting. It will act also as an academic core for the campus, linking departments and disciplines, both physically and philosophically.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Quad is located at the south end of campus and includes four residence hall buildings: Brooks, Hewitt, Reid and Sulzberger. The Arthur Ross Courtyard is located in the Quad. The Jan R. and Marley Blue Lewis '05 Parlor is located on the 1st floor of Brooks Hall and is a reading room for quiet study.

The Diana Center opened in January 2010 and is located in the center of campus. Housed within are a café called Liz's Place and the Millicent Carey McIntosh Student Dining Room. The Louise Heublein McCagg '59 Gallery (McCagg Gallery), located in 400 Diana, 4th floor of The Diana Center. The space is for student exhibitions coordinated by the Art History and Architecture Departments. The Green Roof, located on the 6th floor of The Diana Center, has views of campus and the surrounding neighborhood. The Green Roof is used both as a classroom and as an event space.

Lehman Lawn is located in the center of the Barnard campus, in front what will be Barnard’s new Teaching and Learning Center.

Under construction: A new 128,000 square foot Teaching a learning Center. The new building will house:
  • A library with a core collection of books, journals, special collections and archives that support a strong liberal arts education.
  • A digital commons with five innovative teaching labs (movement lab, empirical reasoning center, digital humanities lab, creativity lab, and multimedia lab) and a range of flexible learning spaces that utilize new media and digital technologies.
  • A computational science center equipped to support students and faculty in pioneering scientific, mathematical, and computational methods research, which physically connects to science classrooms and labs in neighboring Altschul Hall.
  • Inviting student spaces that include a variety of active and quiet study areas for individuals and groups.
  • Flexible, technologically current classrooms for seminars and large group instruction.
  • Conferencing facilities connected to meeting and event spaces in The Diana Center.
  • Departmental offices for economics, history, political science and urban studies.
  • Homes for two signature programs: the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Athena Center for Leadership Studies.
  • A small café, serving coffee and grab-and-go items.
  • Accessible outdoor terraces.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Barnard’s location offers its students a variety of work experiences through more than 2,500 internships. More than two thirds of Barnard students participate in internships throughout the academic year and/or summer. Furthermore, Barnard has a rich history and tradition of study abroad dating back to the 1930s. Today, qualified students are eligible to study in nearly 100 programs in more than fifty countries worldwide. Students may also participate in a domestic exchange with Spelman College in Atlanta or Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority

Students Say

Finding things to do at Barnard? "It's easy—we live in New York." When you live in "one of the greatest cities on Earth," you are "open to a wide range of things to do such as shows, film festivals, amazing restaurants, etc." As one student puts it, while there is a thriving party scene on campus, "put down your vodka and go to the Met." Students even enjoy free admission to many such attractions. But while the opportunities for entertainment and cultural activities are limitless in a city like New York—the museums, sports venues, book stores, music venues, cultural centers and more are too numerous to list— "a lot of fun events take place on campus." There are a number of clubs on campus, busy students often spend time "just chilling" because "everyone is working or going to office hours, or pursuing an internship, a personal job, etc.," and neighboring Columbia offers a "phenomenal Greek life" for those interested in that scene. No matter their chosen form of distraction from school work and extracurriculars, students here "are intensely dedicated to pursuing their interests, whether that be artistic, academic, pre-professional, or athletic ones."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports ()
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Columbia University Lions)
16 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: We have a part-time counselor, a part-time specialist in Multicultural Affairs, and robust student groups. Our students also benefit from the plethora of student groups at Columbia.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: State University of NY Maritime
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Jennifer Fondiller
Dean of Enrollment Management

Office of Admissions
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Diana Center
Arthur Ross Greenhouse
The Quad
Lefrak Center
Liz's Place Cafe

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park and Riverside Park
Riverside Church
The Guggenheim Museum
Shopping and dining up and down Broadway

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; select Sat/Sun

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10:30am and 2:30pm; selected Sat/sun at 10:30am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

after tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Students may explore online and contact the Admissions Office directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

by invitation only during special programs


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local airports include LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark. Taxi, bus, and subway service is available (in various combinations) to get you from airports to campus. Estimated taxis cost: $52+ tolls(from JFK), about $35 + tolls from La Guardia,and about $60 + tolls from Newark. Amtrak, Metro North, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad trains serve New York City as does Greyhound and several regional bus lines. Public transportation is available from Grand Central Station, Penn Station and New York Port Authority. Four public bus lines (M4, M11, M5, and M104) and 2 subways (the Broadway IRT local, numbers 1 and 9) stop at 116th St./Columbia University.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Henry Hudson Pkwy. (West Side Hwy.) in New York City, take the 96th St. exit. Drive 2 blocks east to Broadway. Turn left (uptown) to Barnard's main gate at 117th St. To reach the Henry Hudson Pkwy. from the north, take the NY State Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) to the Cross-Bronx Expy., toward the George Washington Bridge. Bear right as you approach the bridge and take the exit for the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S. From the east, take the Grand Central Pkwy. or Long Island Expy. west to the Cross-Island Pkwy. north. Cross over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross-Bronx Expy., toward the George Washington Bridge. Exit onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S. From the south and west, take I-95 N. or I-80 E. to the George Washington Bridge. Exit the bridge onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S.

Local Accommodations
Barnard College, an affiliate of Columbia University, is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 117th Street and Broadway. We suggest that you arrange your accommodations as early as possible. When making reservations, ask if any special packages are offered and be aware that rates change according to availability. Here are some possibilities to consider. For a reasonable price, visitors can stay at the Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway; 212-280-1313). For a moderately priced hotel, visitors can ask for the Columbia University rate at the Empire Hotel (44 W. 63rd Street; 888-822-3555); The Excelsior (45 W. 81st Street; 212-362-9200), and On the Avenue (2178 Broadway; 800-509-7598). At a slightly higher price, the Double Tree Guest Suites (800-222-8733) is located on W. 47th and Broadway; ask for the Columbia University rate.

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