Students Say

Baruch College consists of three schools, and although its Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs are both strong, it’s the Zicklin School of Business that garners nearly all the attention here (as well over threequarters of the student body). Zicklin offers a “very demanding business-oriented program that provides a great education in an overcrowded environment” where “it’s very easy to get lost,” but just as easy for go-getters to access “unparalleled internships, career, and networking opportunities to major global companies’ headquarters.”

Overview

Applicants
19,768
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 640
SAT Math
590 - 690

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 13

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Baruch College consists of three schools, and although its Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs are both strong, it’s the Zicklin School of Business that garners nearly all the attention here (as well over threequarters of the student body). Zicklin offers a “very demanding business-oriented program that provides a great education in an overcrowded environment” where “it’s very easy to get lost,” but just as easy for go-getters to access “unparalleled internships, career, and networking opportunities to major global companies’ headquarters.” Because New York City is a worldwide finance capital, Baruch’s connections and internships provide “a gateway to the world of finance,” and it is for this reason—as well as for the fact that “tuition is about one-fourth what it is at NYU,” making it “the best college value in New York City”—that students flock to Baruch. Students warn that you must be willing to “put 110 percent into your studies and take advantage of the NYC network and Starr Career Development Center” to reap all available benefits here. Those who make the effort will discover a career office that “works tirelessly to prepare its students for the working world. Not only do they offer workshops on how to make yourself an attractive candidate, they also offer counseling and even résumé reviews to make sure your résumé is perfect, as well as mock interviews that help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses as an interviewer.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,173
with Terminal Degree
757

692
Men
481
Women
337
Minority
106
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Investments and Securities
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing Research
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Taxation

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

  • Engineering

  • Operations Research

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • American Literature (United States)
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Comparative Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Arts Management
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Music Management and Merchandising
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bernard M Baruch
Financier, Statesman and Philanthropist

Abraham Beame
Mayor of New York

Jonas E. Salk
Discoverer of Polio Vaccaine

Larry Zicklin
Chairman Emeritus, Neuberger Berman

George Weissman
Businessman

Carlos D. Ramirez
American Publisher

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Bottom Line

Many, many students cite Baruch’s generous financial aid packages as their reason for choosing to attend. Even if you’re paying out of pocket, tuition here is low—and factoring in the school’s strong reputation and awesome location, it’s a truly amazing deal. If you’re a New York state resident, annual tuition for a full-time undergrad is about $6,030, or for part-timers, $260 per credit. Full-time out-of-staters will pay $16,050 annually, which is significantly lower than many northeast colleges, both public and private.

Bang For Your Buck

Baruch’s location and connections provide “a gateway to the world of finance,” and with many students citing its low cost relative to other schools in the area and a “large [number] of students [with] full scholarships or heavy financial aid,” Baruch is widely considered “the best college value in New York City.” The career office “works tirelessly to prepare its students for the working world. Not only do they offer workshops on how to make yourself an attractive candidate, they also offer counseling and even résumé reviews to make sure your résumé is perfect, as well as mock interviews that help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses as an interviewer.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,559

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,870

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,371

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$7,737

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
27%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,621

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,330
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,800
Required Fees
$531
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,304

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,066
Transportation for Commuters
$1,020

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

City merit scholarships, ACG and SMART Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The “hardworking” student body at Baruch could well be “the most diverse university in the country.” It’s the sort of place where “you can eat samosas on Tuesday, mooncakes on Wednesday, and falafel on Thursdays for free because of all the cultural events that are held.” Students brag that “hundreds of countries are represented in our student body” and note that “the one common thread would be we are mostly business-oriented and have jobs/internships outside of school.” While students get along well in class, outside the classroom they can be “very cliquey.” One student explains, “If you know people from your high school, you stick with them; if you’re a foreign student you stick with others from your home country. Otherwise you get the cold shoulder.” Because “the school puts tremendous pressure on grades,” most students are “extremely stressed.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,857
Out of State
4%

International
13%
Foreign Countries Represented
168

Demographics

37.03%
Asian
10.38%
African-American
21.82%
Hispanic
28.66%
Caucasian
12.84%
International

49% female
51% male
4% are out of state
73% are full time
27% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Baruch is a collection of six buildings scattered over four city blocks. Most of the action centers around the seventeen-story Newman Vertical Campus facility, which is “beautiful” but “does not offer a lot of things to do” between classes. Furthermore, the mostly residential area surrounding the school offers “few places you can hang out at, especially when you have huge breaks between classes.” Although the building is fairly new, “the escalators almost never work,” and the elevators “are always as packed as the commute on the train.” Many here grumpily opt for the stairway. School-related extra-curriculars are hampered by the lack of a “real campus” and by the fact that many students are commuters who work part time. Some get involved in community service and/ or major-related clubs and organizations, but anyone coming here for a traditional college experience will be sorely disappointed. However access to New York City, for most, more than compensates for this drawback.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
2%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
70
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
132
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Bearcats)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Bearcats)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student Organizations for gay and lesbian students

Minority Support Groups: Student organizations representing many minority groups

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: City College (CUNY)

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
25

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
25

Average Number of PC's per Lab
52

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
No

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tara Gemmel
Director of Recruitment

Address
Undergraduate Admissions
151 East 25 St.
New York, NY 10010

Phone
646-312-1400

Email
tara.gemmel@baruch.cuny.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Club Area- Vertical Campus Build
NewMan Library
Outdoor Plaza- 25th Street
Food Court- Vertical Campus Building
College Fitness Center-Vertical Campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Union Square
Wall Street
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
Broadway shows/ Time Square
Numerous Museums- Metropolitan Museum, A
Empire State Building Grand Central Terminal

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
10AM - 6PM
646-312-1400

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 11:00 am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
IRT Subway # 6 train to 23 Street. All eastside city bus lines to 23 Street. Penn station, just a 10 minute walk. Grand Central station, a 15 minute walk or 5 minute subway ride.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the FDR drive take the 23 Street Exit. Various parking lots in the area.
City University of New York--Baruch College campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

19,768
Applicants
14,857
Size
28%
Acceptance Rate
1220
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists

#12