Baruch College Press Room


  • More than 17,000 students
  • More than 130 languages spoken
  • 174 countries represented on campus
  • 35 undergraduate majors
  • 93 undergraduate minors
  • 25 graduate-level specializations
  • 1 doctoral program in business
  • 14 Varsity NCAA Division III sports teams on campus

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. Baruch has a history of more than 160 years of making a world-class education accessible to a highly motivated and diverse student body through three acclaimed schools: the Zicklin School of Business; the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; and the School of Public Affairs.

In 2011, a report released by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, named Baruch College one of five U.S. 4-year colleges that is doing a good job serving low-income students. Additionally, of the five schools, Baruch College has the highest graduation rate (60.3%) and highest Pell enrollment (44%). In 2013, Baruch earned recognition for access, affordability, and quality in the following rankings:

  • #1 Highest annual ROI, according to PayScale 2013 College Report; #108 (Top 10%) of PayScale’s overall ranking of U.S. public and private colleges
  • #3 “The Future Zuckerbergs” 2013 College Rankings by for Entrepreneurship
  • #3 Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” ranking based on the economic value students receive per dollar spent
  • #21 Top 100 “Obama Scorecard Colleges” for Value and Affordability by Affordable Colleges

Rankings At a Glance

The 2014 rankings by U.S. News & World Report list Baruch College:

  • #4
  • #5
  • #22
  • #2
  • Top 10 Public Schools/Regional Universities (North)
  • Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges in the country
  • “Best Colleges (North)”
  • "Financial Value at Graduation" for the Zicklin School of Business MBA program

The 2013 “America’s Top Colleges” ranking by Forbes magazine:

  • #48
  • #105
  • #280
  • “Best Value”
  • “Top Colleges in the Northeast”
  • “America’s Top Colleges”

Public Accounting Report (PAR) 32nd Annual Professors Survey 2013

  • #15
  • #18
  • #11
  • “Top 25 Undergraduate Programs”
  • “Top 25 Master's Programs”
  • “Top 25 Undergraduate Rankings of Schools with 22+ Full-time Accounting Faculty”

Quant Network

  • #4   
  • Top Master's of Financial Engineering Program

The Princeton Review

  • 15%
  • #25
  • Of Top U.S. Colleges, for the sixth consecutive year
  • "Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship," for the sixth consecutive year