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Columbia College’s first female students arrive on campus in August 1983. Thirty years ago, in January 1982, CC had announced it would admit women, and Barnard had announced it would not merge with Columbia.

This story is part of a special issue examining the Barnard-Columbia relationship, 30 years after Columbia College decided to go coed and Barnard decided not to merge with Columbia. Check out the rest of the issue here.



















The merits of coeducation















Financial incentives










To merge or not to merge





















Coeducation gains ground














The coed choice




















Looking back


















Jessica Stallone contributed reporting.





Check out the rest of the coeducation special issue here.

coeducation Barnard-Columbia Relationship 30 YEARS OF COEDUCATION
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