Barnard College

New York, NY
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Private University|Liberal Arts

About Our College

Barnard College of Columbia University is a private women's liberal arts college located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by a group of women led by young student activist Annie Nathan Meyer, who petitioned Columbia University’s trustees to create an affiliated college named after Columbia’s recently deceased 10th president, Frederick A.P. Barnard. (It was Meyer, a Barnard trustee from 1889 to 1951, who offered a place to Barnard’s first Black student, Zora Neale Hurston ’28.)

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