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Baruch College Placed Among the Most Selective Four-Year Colleges by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ranks #3 on the list of most-selective public colleges and universities in the U.S.


New York, NY -January 23, 2017 - Baruch College was ranked among the most selective four-year public college and universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Baruch placed third out of 530 public institutions assessed in the national survey of yield rates.

Baruch College received 19,768 applications for the fall 2014 semester and admitted 27.9 percent of those potential students. Of the 5,516 admitted applicants, 1,282 chose to attend the college resulting in a 23.2 yield rate, which is the percentage of freshman accepted who enroll.

Baruch joins the roster of other prestigious public institutions including the University of California – Berkeley, University of California - Los Angeles, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and the University of Virginia, which were ranked for high selectivity.

The Chronicle of Higher Education also recognized Baruch as one of the top 20 four-year colleges with the greatest ethnic and racial diversity in a recent ranking.

Methodology: Data for these ranking measured Fall 2014 admission rates and enrollment - the latest available from the U.S. Education Department’s IPEDS database. Yield refers to the percentage of freshmen accepted for admission who enroll at a given institution.





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