Baruch College Rises in Recent National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Princeton Review Recognize
Baruch’s Academic Excellence, Student Diversity

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New York, NY, August 19, 2010 -- Baruch College continues to build its reputation as a top tier school according to recent national college rankings in which the College has climbed significantly over previous years. U.S. News & World Report and Forbes both placed Baruch College higher up this year in their prestigious annual lists of the best colleges in the country, while Princeton Review featured Baruch among its “Best Colleges” list for the third year in a row.

On August 17, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baruch at #25 on the magazine’s 2011 “Best Regional Universities (North)” list—more than 10 places above its ranking last year at #36 and the highest ranking the College has ever achieved in U.S. News & World Report. Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business also climbed on the national list of “Best Business Programs” to #42 from last year’s spot at #57. In addition, the magazine cited the College’s extraordinary student diversity, placing it among the top six most ethnically diverse colleges in the country, along with four other CUNY schools.

Baruch College soared up this year’s Forbes list of “Best College Buys,” published on August 12. Appearing at #19, a big jump from the previous year’s #35 spot, the College was recognized for its strong, selective academic programs that are available at a fraction of the cost of a comparable private college.

For the third year in a row, Princeton Review has included Baruch in its list of “Best Colleges,” an exclusive grouping that represents the top 15% of schools around the country. The College was noted for its academic rigor but also for its low instance of alcohol use—a characteristic in keeping with the hardworking, committed students the College is known for having.

CONTACT: Jennifer Pauly;
                646-660-6129;
                Jennifer.pauly@baruch.cuny.ed