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Baruch College Ranks Among Best Schools in the North in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

#5 among “Top Public Schools” in the North for Second Consecutive Year

Jumps 13 Points for Nation’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs”

New York, NY- September 12, 2017- Baruch College placed #5 among top public schools and #20 overall, both for the “Regional Universities in the North category,” in the newly released U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities.  

The annual survey assesses more than 1,800 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Among those institutions, 1,388 receive rankings.

These 2018 rankings mark the second consecutive year that Baruch College received its highest rankings to date in the regional category, maintaining its 12 point increase from the 2016 list.

13 Point Jump in National Ranking for “Best Undergraduate Business Programs”

The U.S. News & World Report also ranks Baruch College #64 among the nation’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs,” and #42 among the nation’s public schools.

The national ranking represents a 13 point jump from the #77 spot on the 2017 list for Baruch College’s undergraduate business programs at the Zicklin School of Business.

 At a Glance:

U.S. News & World Report also gave high rankings to Baruch College in several additional categories, which are included in the below summary of the College’s rankings:

Among Regional Universities in the North, Baruch ranks:

  • #1 “Most Selective School” among public schools; #2 among all institutions
  • #1 “Freshmen in Top 25% of High School Class”
  • #2 “Economic Diversity among the Top 25”
  • #2 “Average First-Year Student Retention Rate” among public schools; #5 among all institutions
  • #3 “Most International Students” among public schools; #7 among all institutions
  • #5 “Top Public Schools”
  • #5 Campus Ethnic Diversity
  • #20 among all institutions for “Best Regional Universities”

Among all colleges and universities nationally, Baruch ranks:

  • #64 “Best Business Programs”

 Excellence in Urban Education

According to U.S. News & World Report, “…Baruch's vision is excellence in urban public education. The student body reflects the strength and diversity of New York City, a world-class metropolis, and the College embraces the city through its curriculum, programs and student life.”


U.S. News & World Report focuses its rankings methodology on “academic excellence, with schools evaluated on hundreds of data points and up to 15 measures of academic quality. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes – such as graduation and freshman retention rates – which carry the most weight at 30 percent.”

For more information on methodology go here.


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