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Baruch in "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and "America's Best Colleges 2007"

New York, NY-August 24, 2006--Baruch College has just been named one of the outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the new 2007 edition of its book, "The Best Northeastern Colleges."  

The Princeton Review notes that all of the schools in this book have excellent academic programs and have been selected from several hundred Northeastern schools based on institutional data they collect about the schools, their surveys of students attending them, and their visits to schools over the years.  

The Princeton Review
published the following quotes from our students: “Generally, professors are easily accessible after class, and depending on the class, professors will hold discussions and not just lecture," "Students are also encouraged to participate and ask and answer questions, even in a 500-student intro class,” "fantastic equity trading floor,” “popular and accessible internships,” “a nice new gym that is free of charge,” and “the best public school for accounting in the state of New York.” Students also said, "Baruch is a microcosm of many of the different neighborhoods of New York City,” where, “the diversity is a big plus. It helps bring a cornucopia of thought and ideas to almost every class."

U.S. News & World Report just released their rankings for “America’s Best Colleges 2007,” and confirmed that Baruch College is among the nation’s best.  Baruch’s undergraduate programs moved up ten places in the rankings and finished 40 th among universities in the North that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.  Among those institutions that are public, our undergraduate programs are tied for sixth place. The rankings evaluate attributes such as: peer assessment, retention rate, graduation rate, class size, student/faculty ratio, SAT scores and class rank of incoming freshmen, acceptance rate, and average alumni giving rate.

 In addition to overall rankings for the college, Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business is considered in a category for undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.   U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty and asked them to rate the quality of the undergraduate business programs with which they are familiar.  The rankings are based solely on this peer survey.  In the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, Zicklin’s undergraduate business programs were the second-most highly regarded, after NYU.  Zicklin’s undergraduate business programs ranked 51st nationally.

Baruch has a large and growing number of applicants and a highly selective acceptance rate for incoming freshman. According to the U.S. News report, only two schools in the region that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs are more selective. Baruch is the most diverse college in New York State, and has long been regarded as the most diverse college in the country. Baruch ranked second in a three-way tie among the five most diverse colleges in America this year, ranking second in a three-way tie.  

About Baruch College
Baruch College has an over 150-year history of excellence in public higher education with an emphasis on business. It is an award-winning, diverse institution and a senior college in The City University of New York system, the nation’s leading urban public university system. Baruch draws bright and ambitious students who are serious about preparing themselves to succeed.

Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The College also offers non-degree and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

About Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business is located in mid-Manhattan, the center of global business. It offers nationally ranked undergraduate, part-time and full-time MBA programs, plus an accelerated part-time MBA, and specialized masters and doctoral degrees. Baruch?s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools world-wide.  In 1998, Baruch College named the Zicklin School of Business in appreciation for a generous gift from Larry Zicklin, class of 1957, who had a distinguished career as Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of Neuberger Berman prior to its recent acquisition by Lehman Brothers.

Contact: Carol Abrams, Chief Communications Officer, (646) 660-6105 or Lara Moon, Communications & Markleting, (646) 660-6093.

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