Baruch College Receives National Rankings by The Princeton Review, Forbes and Diverse Magazine

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NEW YORK, NY-August 21, 2012 ? Baruch College recently earned national rankings for its rigorous academics, affordable education and diverse student body by three national publications.

THE PRINCETON REVIEW: For the fifth consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges.

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges

In the Princeton survey, students reported that Baruch College has: “great computer facilities, a great library, diverse student types on campus, and very little drug use.”

FORBES: Baruch College has been ranked #20 among America’s “Best Buy Colleges” on the just-released Forbes college ranking list. Baruch also ranked #351 among “America's Top Colleges,” leading the charge for all other CUNY senior colleges.

Forbes’ Top 100 “Best Buy Colleges” are calculated by taking each college’s overall quality rank on Forbes annual list of “America’s Top Colleges” and dividing that number by the school’s tuition (in-state where applicable) and additional fees. For the “America’s Top Colleges” list, Forbes evaluated 650 colleges which award undergraduate degrees or certificates requiring “4 or more years,” and focus on students’ needs and concerns: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt.

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Baruch also received national recognition for providing undergraduate and graduate academic excellence to its multicultural students. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine released their Top 100 list of national institutions that conferred the most bachelor’s and master’s degrees to multicultural students in academic year 2010-2011.

In the area of undergraduate programs on Diverse’s list, Baruch College was ranked #58 overall in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.” Baruch College ranked #59 overall for conferring graduate degrees in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.”

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.? For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu