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Baruch College Makes Impact on High Schoolers; Ranks in Top 15% Nationally
According to 2015 Ranking by Parchment



NEW YORK, NY- September 12, 2014 - Baruch College is ranked #109, out of 729 “Colleges” and #12, out of 261 “Masters Colleges” for its impact on high school students, according to the 2015 ranking developed by Parchment, a private company known for processing transcripts for high school students applying to college.

For the 2015 ranking, Baruch College received an Elo rating score of 1,722 with 43 student decisions (matchups). In 2014, Baruch College ranked #137 in the “All Colleges” category and #13 in the “Masters Colleges” category.

The ranking by Parchment was highlighted in the article, “Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage,” published by The New York Times on Sept. 4, 2014.

Methodology: Parchment analyzed 2012-2013 data from the approximately 28,000 applicants who used the service to apply for college this past academic year. Parchment used an Elo rating system to conduct this ranking based on the choices these students made when they were admitted to more than one institution. Matchups are scored based on expectation. At the beginning, all schools were given the same score (1,500), so all schools had an equal chance of winning a matchup.

 

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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. 5 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
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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