College News and Fun Facts: Barnard College

When it was founded in 1889, Barnard was one of very few American colleges where women could receive the same challenging education as men did. The College was named after Frederick A.P. Barnard, then the 10th president of Columbia University, who fought unsuccessfully to admit women to Columbia. Also instrumental in its founding was writer Annie Nathan Meyer, who formed a committee to establish a women’s college affiliated with Columbia.

Barnard campus has been used to film many TV shows and movies.

  • Color: Blue and White
  • Mascot: Millie the Dancing Bear
  • Admit Rate: 13.7% (Class of 2022). Read more