Baruch College Press Room
Baruch At a Glance
Baruch College has a history of more than 160 years of making a world-class education accessible to highly motivated students through three acclaimed schools: the Zicklin School of Business; the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; and the School of Public Affairs.
The College’s diverse students (more than 132 languages spoken and 174 countries represented) experience a rich social and academic environment. The choice of 35 undergraduate majors, 93 undergraduate minors, 25 graduate-level specializations, and 18 research centers and institutes truly prepares our more than 17,000 students for a global marketplace.
In 2012, U.S. News & World Report named Baruch College:
#5 “Top 10 Public Colleges in the Region”
#9 "Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges" in the country
#2 "Financial Value at Graduation" for the Zicklin School of Business MBA program
Baruch College has been ranked #20 among America’s “Best Buy Colleges” on Forbes Magazine’s 2012 college ranking list. Baruch also ranked among “America's Top Colleges,” in Forbes overall rankings. And, for the fifth consecutive year, Baruch College has been named among the top 15% of U.S. Colleges by The Princeton Review.
In 2011, a report released by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, named Baruch College as one of five U.S. 4-year colleges that is doing a good job serving low-income students.
The College is also home to:
• The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, one of the largest academic programs in nonprofit management anywhere in the United States
• The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship that offers courses for entrepreneurs in start-up and small business
• The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets
• The Jewish Studies Center offering a variety of programs including lectures, conferences, a film series, classes and continuing education courses for the public
• The Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) offering theatre, music, and dance from the traditional to the contemporary
• Baruch Athletics featuring 14 Varsity NCAA III sports teams on campus with the highest number of CUNY league championships over thelast five years.
Baruch, a Senior College in the City University of New York system, is named in honor of Bernard M. Baruch, statesman, financier, and devoted alumnus, and resides in the heart of one of New York City's most desirable neighborhoods- the Gramercy/Flatiron district, between Wall Street and mid-town Manhattan.