Baruch College Ranked at #25 Among Best Colleges in Region, According to U.S. News & World Report

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NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2010 –Achieving its highest ranking ever in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, Baruch College was placed at #25 on the magazine’s 2011 “Best Regional Universities” list that was announced today. Ranked among other “best universities” in the North that provide a full range of both undergraduate majors and master’s programs, Baruch College climbed more than 10 places over its ranking last year of #36. The College’s Zicklin School of Business also soared to #42 from last year’s #57 spot on the national “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings.   

Confirming its reputation for having a student body as varied as the city of New York in which it is located, Baruch College ranked #2 this year on the list of “Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges” in the country. 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.”