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Baruch College Named as One of Country's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review


Marks Tenth Consecutive Year as an “Outstanding Institution”

 NEW YORK, NY- July 31, 2017 – Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best undergraduate colleges by The Princeton Review. The 2018 edition of the annual guide, “The Best 382 Colleges,” includes Baruch for the tenth consecutive year as among the “outstanding institutions” in its survey of more than 100,000 students across the United States.

The Princeton Review also named Baruch College as one of the more than 200 schools selected in its “Best Northeastern” and “Colleges That Pay You Back” lists.

The guide also includes top 20 rankings in a number of areas that address quality of life, the social scene, and life around the city or town for students. Baruch College received high marks in the following categories.

  • #7 Top Schools for Entrepreneurship: Undergraduate
  • #10 College City Gets High Marks (Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate the city or town where your school is located?")

Positive Feedback from Students

According to The Princeton Review’s student survey, being in “the greatest city in the world” allows students to gain a unique educational experience from professors who have “led huge corporations and [whose] anecdotal experience helps students internalize material.” The school has an “impressive number of career developing opportunities on campus” that help students gain valuable intern and work experience.

Despite being a commuter campus, Baruch students highlighted the school’s sense of community. “It is all about how much time and effort you put into finding things to do,” one student said. Clubs and extracurricular activities always offer “something going on and free food around campus.”

In social scene categories, Baruch College ranked:

  • #3 Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch
  • #3 Got Milk?
  • #9 Don’t Inhale


 The rankings are based on the data from the guide’s surveys of 143,000 students at the 382 schools in the book. In the survey, students were asked about: 1) their school's academics/administration, 2) life at their college, 3) their fellow students and 4) themselves. For more details on the methodology or to view the full rankings, see here.

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