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Baruch College Ranks among the Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report

#5 among Public Institutions for Third Consecutive Year

Baruch College placed #5 among the “Best Regional Universities – North” for public institutions, and #20 overall, in the just-released U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top colleges and universities in the country. The 2019 rankings represent the third consecutive year that Baruch ranked #5 in this Regional University category.

At a Glance:

Besides being one of the “Best Regional Universities – North,” U.S. News recognized Baruch in several additional categories. Below is a complete list of Baruch’s rankings for the northeast region:

  • #5 Top Public Schools
  • #20 Best Regional Universities (tie)
  • #2 “Ethnic Diversity” (tie)
  • #3 “Least debt, Class of 2017”
  • #9 “Schools with the Most International Students”
  • #11 “Most Innovative Schools” (tie)
  • #16 “Best Undergraduate Teaching” (tie)
  • #73 “Best Value Schools”

Best Undergraduate Business Programs: Another Jump in Rankings  

  • #62 out of 503 colleges nationwide
  • #40 among public institutions

The national ranking among all schools represents a 15-point jump over the last two years for Baruch’s undergraduate business programs at the Zicklin School of Business. 

Baruch College: A Place to Thrive

Additionally, the College made the “A+ Schools for B Students” list, which is not ranked numerically. According to U.S. News, the list was developed by screening “the universe of colleges and universities to identify those where ‘nonsuperstars’ have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving – where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to the admissions office.”


For the North region, U.S. News accumulated data for 196 schools. In total, it surveyed more than 1,800 independently regionally accredited institutions in the nation and ranked 1,400 schools.

According to U.S. News, the rankings formula uses exclusively statistical quantitative and qualitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality. To calculate the overall rank for each school within each category, up to 16 metrics of academic excellence are assigned weights that reflect U.S. News' researched judgment about how much they matter.

Learn more about how U.S. News calculated the 2019 Best College Rankings.


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