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Baruch College At a Glance

  • More than 18,000 students
  • More than 130 languages spoken
  • 168 countries represented on campus
  • 29 undergraduate majors
  • 56 undergraduate minors
  • 54 graduate-level specializations
  • 6 doctoral specializations
  • 13 varsity NCAA Division III sports teams on campus

Baruch College is a dynamic community of scholars and distinguished professionals who educate one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. The College dates back nearly 170 years, to the founding in 1847 of the Free Academy, the first free public college in the nation, and has carried on a tradition of academic excellence, accessibility, and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City, the metropolitan region, and around the world.

The George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences has more than 50 areas of study that blend rigorous theory with practical experience. Degrees include the BA, BS, MA, MS, and PhD.

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is a research entity that offers BSPA, MPA, Executive MPA, MIA, and MS in Education degrees while serving as a resource for governmental and nonprofit entities at the local, state, and national levels.

The Zicklin School of Business has renowned faculty experts across the business spectrum and acclaimed AACSB-accredited programs leading to BBA, MBA, MS, Executive MBA and MS, and PhD degrees.

President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD

  • •    Appointed President in August 2010; also holds a professorial appointment in the Marxe School of
          Public and International Affairs, with areas of expertise in national security and foreign policy

  • •    Increased the College’s private endowment by 26 percent, to more than $169 million

  • •    Launched an ambitious five-year Strategic Plan for 2013–2018 that includes curricular innovations
          (e.g., online and hybrid learning), an expanded portfolio of international programs, improved
          coordination and collaboration across the College, and a strengthened financial foundation
          and infrastructure

Access Value Excellence

Baruch College is increasingly recognized for supporting the social mobility of students from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds. For the second year in a row, CollegeNET’s annual Social Mobility Index ranked Baruch #1 out of more than 900 colleges nationally for “contributing in a responsible way to solving the dangerous problem of economic immobility.” The Education Trust recognized Baruch as a “standout institution” for graduating Pell Grant (low-income) students at a rate 18% higher than the national average. U.S. News & World Report also listed Baruch #2 in “Least Debt” in the North for students, and Washington Monthly ranked the College #8 in “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast.

U.S. News & World Report

  • #5
  • #5
  • #20
  • #2
  • #77
  • #85
  • #66
  • #45
  • "Top 10 Public Schools/Regional Universities" in the North
  • "Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges" in the North
  • “Best Colleges” in the North
  • "Least Debt" in the North
  • "Undergraduate Business Programs"
  • “Full-time MBA Program”
  • “Part-time MBA Program”
  • “MPA Program”

Forbes magazine

  • #258
  • “America’s Top Colleges”

Washington Monthly

  • #8
  • #26
  • “Best Bang for the Buck" in the Northeast
  • “Affordable Elite Colleges”

The Princeton Review

  • 15%
  • Top 200
  • of Top U.S. Colleges, for the eighth consecutive year
  • “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Money magazine

  • #2
  • "Top Colleges Where Most Students Graduate Debt-Free"

Business Insider

  • #4
  • "Best-Value MBAs in the World"

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

  • #43
  • #118
  • “Best Value, Public Colleges”
  • “Best Value, All Colleges”

Entrepreneur magazine

  • #7
  • #8
  • "Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship," for the eighth consecutive year
  • "Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship"

College Choice

  • #2
  • "Safest Large College in America"

Baruch College has also been recognized by:

  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • The Financial Engineer
  • Nerd Wallet
  • Parchment
  • Poets & Quants