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Academics

One of the City University of New York's senior colleges, Baruch College's schools (Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs, and the Zicklin School of Business, which is the largest of the three) are located in Manhattan and take full advantage of being in "the greatest city of the world:" Students here have access to "internships, big companies, and...Wall Street." Low in-state (as well as reasonable out-of-state) tuition means that many here "go to school while already working in interesting and impressive positions," and have come to Baruch purely "to improve themselves," which increases the level of maturity in the classroom. There is a wide variety of courses ("especially [for] those interested in business"), and the school offers ad-hoc majors, which allows students to design programs that will support their career goals.

Though this is not a research university, there are a "vast amount of resources" that are available to the students here. The education system is "well organized and up to date with the current world," and Baruch is tied with many companies in New York, which "creates even more opportunities for internships as well as job opportunities." "Some of my business professors came from leading huge corporations, and their anecdotes about their prior work helps students internalize the material," says one student. There is "an impressive number of careerdeveloping programs on campus that are free of charge and readily available to all students," and "it is clear that the professors at Baruch have first-hand experience in the material they are teaching to students."

Student Body

Students come from all over the world and Baruch is "full of bright and ambitious minds;" being a student here "means you learn to interact with peers from all over the world." "My fellow peers have a good sense of where they want to steer their careers and exactly what they want to do after college," says one student. Baruch is "full of first generation college graduates," and the school is a real microcosm of NYC: "the hustle and bustle, crowds, everyone has somewhere to go, and everyone has a dream they hope will one day be fulfilled." This is a very unique commuter school and in that "it has such an involved student body" where "there is a sense of community through clubs and extracurriculars."

Campus Life

As a commuter school most students go to classes and go home, but "there are great clubs and events always happening" for those that do hang around, and the "lounges are usually packed." "It is all about how much time and effort you put into finding things to do," says a student. Most students are working parttime or full time while taking courses here, but find plenty to do in between classes, from "hanging out in the club area with the clubs, playing in the game room, working out in the gym, or taking classes in our trading floor." There is so much student activity around Baruch that it is often hard to contain, and "there is always something going on and always free food around campus."

Though most do not get the typical on-campus college experience, all agree that "for the price and the benefits associated with the school the tradeoff is worth it." This is New York City, which means "you can practically do ANYTHING with your day." Museums are free for students, and "of course the shopping and food are amazing." The school's Newman Vertical Campus on Lexington Ave is a hive of activity, and though elevator crowding is a problem, when a student's eyes look at the breathtaking view of the building, "It makes you feel proud to be a Baruchi!"

Overview

Applicants
21,432
Acceptance Rate
29%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 690

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — December 13

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,129
with Terminal Degree
691

681
Men
448
Women
105
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

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

  • 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

Notable Faculty


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

Austin W. Marxe
Businessman

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$54,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$103,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$55,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$105,200

Percent High Job Meaning
37%

Percent STEM
7%


Students Say

Students at Baruch have access to some “impressive” career resources. To begin with, undergrads can easily tap into “a strong alumni network.” Baruch's Star Career Services Center routinely invites “top companies [to campus] to network with students and talk about their jobs.” The Center “provides services to help students prepare for these events,” which can cover everything from LinkedIn 101—for students to learn how to leverage the site and make their profile stand out—to mastering a job interview. Additionally, the Career Services Center offers some unique programs like the dining etiquette workshop, which allows students to prep for networking events that involve food. Of course, most importantly, Baruch hosts some amazing career fairs that put students in direct contact with top firms like Bank of America, Citi, Target, and Goldman Sachs.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,743

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,269

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,977

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
30%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$7,915

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,984

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
$1,364

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,522
Transportation for Commuters
$1,054

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,253
Foreign Countries Represented
168

Demographics

31.39%
Asian
8.98%
African-American
26.10%
Hispanic
20.39%
Caucasian
11.43%
International

49% female
51% male
3% are out of state
76% are full time
24% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
10%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Patricia Fleming

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
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


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
25

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dajuan Walker
Associate Director of Recruitment

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

Phone
646-312-2010

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
646-312-2010

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.


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