Baruch College Ranked One of 50 Best Value Public Colleges by Princeton Review/USA Today

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Photo - Exterior of Baruch's Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue

The Princeton Review/USA Today report praised Baruch's Gramercy Park location and excellent accounting program.

-- Photo by Mario Morgado.

New York, NY, Jan. 15 -- Baruch College has been selected as one of the 50 best value public colleges in the nation for 2009, according to a Princeton Review/USA Today survey. The publications released their list of the 100 “Best Value” colleges in the nation earlier this month, dividing them into public and private categories.

“Baruch’s Gramercy Park neighborhood location puts students in the middle of Manhattan’s shopping, dining, and culture. The location also offers endless opportunities for networking possibilities and internships,” wrote The Princeton Review’s editors in their profile of the College. “Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business—housed in a brand-new state-of-the-art facility—is home to one of the best public schools for accounting in the world.”

The “Best Value” survey polled administrators and students from more than 650 public and private institutions across the nation. Participating schools were rated according to more than 30 criteria, including academics, cost, and financial aid availability. The poll ranked the top 50 colleges in both public and private categories.

“The economic crisis and financial downturn have presented sobering challenges both to families struggling to afford college and to higher education institutions struggling to maintain their programs in the face of budget and funding shortfalls,” said Robert Franek, vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review. “We are pleased to partner with USA Today to present these schools for all they are doing to provide outstanding academics at a relatively low cost of attendance and/or generous financial aid."

This latest distinction adds to the College’s growing list of laurels. Consumers Digest recently ranked Baruch third amongst the Top 100 Value colleges in the nation, while U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Baruch the most diverse campus in America over the last decade. The Princeton Review also named Baruch amongst its top 10% of colleges in the nation last year.

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"Best Value Colleges for 2009 and How They Were Chosen"
(USA Today)