Curriculum Focus: Liberal Arts
Application Deadline:Founded in 1889, Barnard was the first college in New York City—and one of the few in the world—where women could receive the same liberal arts education available to men. Situated at the foot of Harlem in historic Morningside Heights, Barnard is a pioneer in educating women and minorities. For over a century, Barnard has presented itself as an avenue for success for those underrepresented in higher education. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself more than four decades ago to host New York State’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Barnard embraced the challenge. Barnard sought to establish an academic and financial support program that seeks to meet the needs of the most deserving students. With academic supports that include free academic tutoring in any subject, educational supplies such as laptops and textbooks, and financial supportive grants for students that currently average fifty-thousand dollars per scholar, Barnard continues to prove why it is an excellent sponsor for HEOP.
"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."
"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."