Barnard College

private women's liberal arts college in the United States

Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City.

Barnard College
Latin: Barnardi Collegium
Other name
MottoHepomene toi logismoi (Greek)
Motto in English
Following the Way of Reason
Established1889; 135 years ago (1889)
Endowment$363.6 million (2019)[1]
PresidentSian Beilock
Academic staff
354 (2019)[2]
Undergraduates2,631 (2019)[3]
Location, ,
United States

40°48′35″N 73°57′49″W / 40.8096°N 73.9635°W / 40.8096; -73.9635
ColorsBlue and white
AffiliationsColumbia University
Seven Sisters
Annapolis Group
Oberlin Group
MascotMillie the Bear[4]

It was founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer after Columbia University's did not allow women to attend the university. It is named after Columbia's 10th president, Frederick Barnard.


  1. As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  2. "Barnard College Common Data Set 2019-2020, Part I" (PDF). Barnard College.
  3. "Barnard College Common Data Set 2019-2020, Part B" (PDF). Barnard College.
  4. "At-a-Glance". Barnard College. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014.