Baruch College is among Top 10% of U.S. Colleges, According to The Princeton Review

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New York, NY - March 25, 2008 -- Baruch College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review selected the College for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of its popular annual “best colleges” guidebook. Titled "The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition" (Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.95 paperback), the book will be available in bookstores in late July 2008.

Said Robert Franek, V.P / Publishing, The Princeton Review, “We chose CUNY’s Baruch College as one of our "best" undergraduate colleges for this, our flagship college guide, based on several criteria we consider when reviewing schools for the book. First, we must have a high regard for their academic programs and other offerings. Our selections also take into account institutional data we collect from the schools and the opinions of students attending them whom we survey. We also greatly value the feedback we get about schools from our college-savvy staff across the country as well as from students, educators and parents who use our services and books."

Says Franek, "Only about 10% of the colleges in the nation are in "The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition," and they vary by region, size, selectivity and character. Each one is an outstanding institution we highly recommend to college applicants and their parents. In our opinion, these are 'the crème of the crop' institutions for undergraduates in America."

"This external recognition of Baruch College's academics, faculty, and student experience reflects what the Baruch community has known for years--Baruch is a great place to get your education," said Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron.

Baruch College is only one of two institutions in New York State that The Princeton Review is adding to the book this year. The other is Nazareth College. Last year, The Princeton Review named Baruch College as one of 222 schools it designates as a “Best in the Northeast” college on its site and profiles in its book, “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2008 Edition.” It also features the school as one of 165 institutions in its book, “America’s Best Value Colleges: 2008 Edition” (published April 2007).

The Princeton Review itself does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically - 1 to 368 – either for academics (the company believes all 368 schools are first-rate, academically) or by any other category. When each edition is published, The Princeton Review posts the book’s ranking lists and excerpts from the school profiles on its site www.princetonreview.com which gets more than half a million visitors a month on average.

About Baruch College

Baruch College (www.baruch.cuny.edu) has a 160-year history of excellence in public higher education with an emphasis on business. Baruch has been repeatedly named the most ethnically diverse college in the United States. The College’s 15,500 students speak 110 languages and come from 160 countries. With nine applicants for every seat in the freshman class, Baruch is a top college choice whose “real-world classroom” and diverse student body ensure that graduates head into the professional world with a thorough understanding of business and globalization.

A senior college in The City University of New York system, Baruch College 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 (CAPS).

Media Contacts
For Baruch College: Zane Berzins, 646-660-6113, zane_berzins@baruch.cuny.edu
For Princeton Review Books: Jeanne Krier, 212-539-1350, jeanne@jeannekrier.com