Baruch College Ranks #22 Nationwide Among "Most Desirable Large Schools" in 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide

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(New York, NY, September 15, 2010) Baruch College has been ranked #22 in the “Most Desirable Large Schools” category of the 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek “Finding the Right College for You” guide. Thousands of schools across the country were considered for inclusion in the popular guide’s rankings.

This is the first year that the Kaplan/Newsweek guide has actually ranked schools. In prior years the Kaplan/Newsweek compilations were referred to simply as “lists.”  This year’s rankings were compiled in 12 categories of 25 schools each, designed to address “the real concerns of prospective students and their parents in an increasingly complex admissions process, covering all aspects of the undergraduate experience.”

Published on September 13, 2010, the Kaplan/Newsweek guide ranks schools in categories that include “25 Schools for Brainiacs,” “The 25 Most Desirable Rural Schools,” “25 Schools for the Service-Minded,” and the “25 Best Gay-Friendly Schools.”

The Baruch College profile accompanying its #22 ranking notes Baruch’s academic excellence and competitive admissions rate — just 26% of applicants are accepted. “Part of its allure is the relative affordability and high rate of financial aid,” the editors add.

Established in 1939, Kaplan is the world leader in the test preparation industry. Newsweek is one the nation’s premier news magazines, providing comprehensive coverage of national and international affairs, science and technology and the arts.  Data sources for the rankings include the National Center for Educational Statistics, The Washington Monthly and The College Prowler.