Baruch College Ranks #21 Among Best Colleges in Region, According to U.S. News & World Report
NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2011 -- Achieving its highest position ever in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings, Baruch College is ranked at #21 on the magazine's 2012 “Top Regional Universities” list. In addition, Baruch is ranked #3 on the magazine's list of “Top Public Regional Universities,” up from last year's ranking of #4. The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, coming in at #55.
Confirming its reputation for having a student body as varied as the city of New York in which it is located, Baruch College ranked #3 this year in the category of “Campus Ethnic Diversity.” According to U.S. News & World Report, this list highlights the colleges where “students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves.”
Several factors are considered by U.S. News & World Report when compiling its “best colleges” rankings, including: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. The editors of the “Best Colleges” list assert that “for families concerned with finding the best academic value for their money, the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings provide an excellent starting point for the college search.”