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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  rst 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 a successful five-year Strategic Plan for 2013–18 that included 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. The 2018-23 plan is currently under development.

Access Value Excellence

Baruch College is nationally recognized for supporting the social mobility of students from a low-income backgrounds. For the third 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 Chronicle of Higher Education also lists Baruch at #1 for social mobility among four-year public institutions and Money magazine ranked Baruch #2 among “Best Colleges for Your Money” nationally. The Education Trust recognized Baruch as a “standout institution” for graduating Pell Grant (low-income) students at a rate 18 percent higher than the national average.

U.S. News & World Report

North Region

  • #1
  • #5
  • #2
  • #5
  • #20
  • "Most Selective School" among public institutions, and #2 overall
  • "Top Public Schools" for 2nd consecutive year
  • "Economic Diversity among the Top 25"
  • "Least Debt" in the North
  • "Campus Ethnic Diversity”


  • #42
  • #64
  • “Nation’s Top Public Schools” for undergraduate business programs
  • “Best Business Programs” in U.S.

Business Insider

  • “Best MBA Programs Under $15,000 a Year”

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • #1
  • Top U.S. Colleges, for the 8th consecutive year
  • “Most Selective Four-Year Public Colleges and Universities in U.S.”
  • “Top 20 four- year public colleges with the greatest racial and ethnic diversity”

College Choice

  • Top 20
  • Public Colleges and Universities


  • #1
  • “Social Mobility Index” for 3rd consecutive year
  • “Social Mobility Innovator for 2017"

Forbes magazine

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

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

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

Money magazine

  • #1
  • #2
  • #7
  • “Nation’s Best Public Colleges”
  • “Best College for Your Money”
  • “Best Colleges for Business Majors”

The Princeton Review

  • Top 25
  • Top 25
  • #10
  • Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies: Graduate
  • Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies: Undergraduate
  • “Outstanding Institution” for 10th consecutive year
  • “The Best 382 Colleges”
  • “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck”
  • College City Gets High Marks

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education

  • #2
  • “Environment”

Washington Monthly

  • #21
  • “Best Bang for Your Buck – Northeast”