CUNY--Baruch College

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1 Bernard Baruch Way

New York, NY 10010

Phone: (646) 312-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
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#22 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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CUNY--Baruch College is a public institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,777, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 3 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CUNY--Baruch College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 22. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,910 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,030 (2013-14).

Baruch College is a City University of New York (CUNY) institution in downtown Manhattan. The Newman Vertical Campus, a 17-story building, is the school’s solution for college life in an urban location: classrooms, research facilities, a recreation complex, a bookstore, a television studio, and more are all housed in one block-wide complex. Though many students commute to school, Baruch offers limited housing spaces in residence halls throughout Manhattan. Even for students who don’t live in university housing, there are more than 170 organizations to consider joining, since most undergraduate clubs meet on a weekday afternoon. There are also more than 10 fraternities and sororities for those interested in Greek life to check out.

Undergraduates publish the school’s newspaper, The Ticker, as well as Dollars & Sense, an annual business review publication. The Baruch College athletic teams, the Bearcats, compete in the CUNY Athletic Conference. For graduate students, Baruch offers programs through the Zicklin School of Business and other academic departments. Notable alumni of CUNY—Baruch College include Sidney Harman, former owner of Newsweek, and Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine. Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez also attended the school before dropping out.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York, educates 14,266 undergraduates and 3,789 graduate students in a high-tech campus located in midtown Manhattan. Baruch's mission is to provide a sound foundation in business and professional education and the arts and sciences; Baruch's vision is excellence in urban public education. The student body reflects the strength and diversity of New York City, a world-class metropolis, and the College embraces the city through its curriculum, programs and student life.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $107,002,393


When applying to CUNY--Baruch College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is December 13. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at CUNY--Baruch College is $65. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 24.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 24.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at CUNY--Baruch College is 17:1, and the school has 25.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at CUNY--Baruch College include: Finance, General; Accounting; Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and Business/Corporate Communications. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Finance, General 24%
Accounting 22%
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 7%
Business/Corporate Communications 6%

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Student Life

CUNY--Baruch College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,777, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 1.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 100 percent of students live off campus. CUNY--Baruch College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 17,373
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

CUNY--Baruch College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. CUNY--Baruch College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at CUNY--Baruch College.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At CUNY--Baruch College, 50.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,016.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,910 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,030 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,880 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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