News & Updates
- Commitment Deposits - Nov 2010
A message from the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Marisa DeLaCruz
All incoming Undergraduate students at Baruch College are now required to pay a $100 Commitment Deposit starting with the Spring 2011 semester. This is a non-refundable fee that will be applied towards your first semester's tuition.
The Commitment Deposit is due by the date listed on your response form or fifteen days after the date on the admission letter (whenever is later). Please mail or walk-in your check or money orders only to the front desk of the Office of Admissions.
The Commitment Deposit will be waived for Veterans, SEEK students, and for students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less. Deposit waivers based on financial hardship will be considered based on demonstrated financial need.
- 2nd BBA in Accounting - Nov 2010
A Message from the Zicklin School of Business & Undergraduate Admissions
Please be advised that Baruch’s policy regarding pursuit of a second bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting has changed. The Zicklin School of Business will no longer offer the option of earning a BBA in Accounting to any student who has previously completed a bachelor’s degree, regardless of the discipline.
This policy change will be effective beginning with applicants for the Fall 2011 semester. As an alternative, applicants currently holding a bachelor’s degree of any kind are advised to apply for admission to the Zicklin School’s Master of Science (MS) program in Accounting. Specific program requirements and prerequisites may be found on the Zicklin School of Business website.
Click here for more information on the change in policy.
- Admissions Essays - Sept 2011
Essay Topics for Fall 2013 Freshman Applicants (Optional)
Baruch College is offering high school applicants the opportunity to submit an application essay as part of the regular admissions process. This optional essay is submitted as a form on the undergraduate admissions website (available here).
Topics for freshman applicants for Fall 2013 are:
- Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
- If you could meet anyone in the world, from history or present day, who would it be and why?
- If you were stranded on a deserted island and could have three items with you, what would they be and why?
Applicants pick one topic to write on, with no maximum word length for the essay.
Baruch will accept these optional essays for all freshman applicants (who will start college in Fall 2012). The essay should be submitted sometime after the CUNY application.
Click to access the admissions essay submission form.
- Awards & Accolades for Baruch - Sept 2011
Baruch College Ranks #21 Among Best Colleges in Region, According to U.S. News & World Report
NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2011 -- Achieving its highest position ever in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings, Baruch College is ranked at #21 on the magazine's 2012 “Top Regional Universities” list. In addition, Baruch is ranked #3 on the magazine's list of “Top Public Regional Universities,” up from last year's ranking of #4. The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, coming in at #55.
Confirming its reputation for having a student body as varied as the city of New York in which it is located, Baruch College ranked #3 this year in the category of “Campus Ethnic Diversity.” 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.”
Office of Communications and Marketing, Baruch College, Sept 2011