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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Baruch College is a highly rated public college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 11,495 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Baruch College acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Finance, Accounting, and Merchandising and Buying Operations. Graduating 69% of students, Baruch College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
55 Lexington Ave at 24th St
New York, NY 10010
Branch of
CUNY System
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About Baruch College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference

CUNY Baruch College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Baruch Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1220-1390
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$4,119/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,766/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,495Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,529
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • There is no "typical student". Diversity overrules
    52%
  • Busy
    21%
  • Stressed
    21%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Unhappy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
32%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Business-oriented
    69%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Enthnically Diverse and fast paced
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Tenacious
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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CUNY Baruch College Reviews

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As with many colleges and universities, your enjoyment at Baruch is all about how well you fit within said school. If you're already living in NYC or used to regularly commuting into the city? Intent on pursuing a major in the realm of business and/or finance under the Zicklin school within Baruch? Highly self-reliant and able to push yourself through their notoriously difficult math prerequisite courses?

Good! Baruch is likely the perfect fit for you, and at the conservative tuition rate compared to others, you will almost certainly come out on top in the long run.

However: if you're in need of a more intense support network of peers and faculty? If you want the traditional "college campus" experience with a more inbuilt sense of community, as opposed to one you'll need to carve out yourself?

If the above applies to you, seek another institution. This is a commuter school first, and keep that firmly in mind if you choose to attend.
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I'm so grateful that I studied at Baruch College. My professors were well qualified, most of them studied at ivy league schools, and were providing their academic knowledge to students at Baruch for half the cost. The student body was extremely diverse too, all of my classes were made up of domestic and international students. The amazing network of professors and students allowed me to connect with companies that I've always dreamed about. The affordable tuition is just the icing on the top!
The school is full of hard working and dedicated people. There are great tools to thrive in the real world, especially finance. The clubs are great, the professors are amazing, and best of all—the students are driven. However the school has some drawbacks, you have to advocate more for yourself compared to other schools. If there is an issue with your schedule, good luck finding help. If there is an error with your grade, get ready to get sent across the whole campus to get it fixed. Regardless of those drawbacks, the school is very good!