Barnard College, founded in 1889, is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences as well as a women's college, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. Barnard is partnered with Columbia University, but maintains an independent campus, faculty, administration, trustees, operating budget, and endowment, although there is much overlap.
The four acre (16,000 m²) campus stretches along Broadway between 116th and 120th Streets, adjacent to Columbia's campus, and has been used by Barnard since 1898. The neighborhood is sometimes called the Academic Acropolis because it is mostly on a hill, and, in addition to Barnard and Columbia, is the location of Bank Street College of Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary.
Barnard is a member of the Seven Sisters, and is one of the five members that still is a women's college as of 2006.