The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Welcome to Morningside Heights

Morningside Heights, home to seven major institutions of higher education, is situated in the heart of upper Manhattan. The area offers an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, an abundance of green space, and a college-town feel.

Morningside Heights by the Numbers


major institutions of higher education


students from around the world


acres of parkland

Going to Barnard means having New York City as your campus. I love being able to explore all corners of the City, thanks to the subway, while also having access to the beautiful nature of Morningside Heights.

Sophie Baum ’22

The Academic Acropolis

With seven major schools across 15 city blocks, Morningside Heights has been dubbed the Academic Acropolis. Everything a student might need is right at their fingertips.

Community Impact

Give Back

Students have numerous opportunities to get involved in the local community, including work-study jobs at local nonprofits and clubs that work with schools.

Morningside Heights is one of New York City’s safest precincts, and NYC has become one of the safest cities in the United States. Still, Barnard has several initiatives to ensure the security of students.