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Baruch College At a Glance



  • More than 18,000 students
  • More than 104 languages spoken
  • 168 countries represented on campus
  • 29 undergraduate majors
  • 56 undergraduate minors
  • 54 graduate-level specializations
  • 6 doctoral specializations
  • 13 varsity NCAA Division III sports teams on campus


Baruch College is a dynamic community of scholars and distinguished professionals who educate one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. The College dates back nearly 170 years, to the founding in 1847 of the Free Academy, the first free public college in the nation, and has carried on a tradition of academic excellence, accessibility, and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City, the metropolitan region, and around the world.

The George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences has more than 50 areas of study that blend rigorous theory with practical experience. Degrees include the BA, BS, MA, MS, and PhD.

Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is a research entity that offers BSPA, MPA, Executive MPA, MIA, and MS in Education degrees while serving as a resource for governmental and nonprofit entities at the local, state, and national levels.

Zicklin School of Business has renowned faculty experts across the business spectrum and acclaimed AACSB-accredited programs leading to BBA, MBA, MS, Executive MBA and MS, and PhD degrees.

President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD

  • •    Appointed President in August 2010; also holds a professorial appointment in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, with areas of expertise in national security and foreign policy.

  • •    Increased the College’s private endowment by 60 percent, to more than $210 million.

  • •    Launched the Strategic Plan: 2018-23, following the successful conclusion of the College's first five-year plan for the years 2013-18. The new plan calls for continued curriculum innovation, enhanced student engagement, ongonig support for faculty research, and elevated cultural competency throughout the College.

Access Value Excellence

Baruch College is nationally recognized for supporting the social mobility of students from low-income backgrounds. For the fourth year in a row, CollegeNET ranked Baruch #1 out of more than 1,300 U.S. colleges on its annual Social Mobility Index, which analyzes “how effectively they enroll students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into well-paying jobs.” The Chronicle of Higher Education also listed Baruch #1 for social mobility among four-year public institutions. Money magazine ranked the College #5 among the "50 Best Public Colleges" in the U.S. and U.S. News & World Report placed Baruch #3 for "Least Debt, Class of 2017" among regional universities in the north. The Education Trust has recognized Baruch as a “standout institution” for graduating Pell Grant (low-income) students at a rate 18 percent higher than the national average.

U.S. News & World Report

North Region

  • #5
  • #20
  • #3
  • #9
  • #11
  • "Top Public Schools" for third consecutive year
  • Best Regional Universities
  • Least Debt Class, of 2017
  • Schools With the Most International Students
  • Most Innovative Schools

Nationwide

  • #40
  • #62
  • Nation’s Top Public Schools for Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Business Insider

  • Best MBA Programs Under $15,000 a Year

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • #1
  • Colleges with the Highest Student-Mobility Rates (2014)
  • “Most Selective Four-Year Public Colleges and Universities in U.S.”
  • “Top 20 four-year public colleges with the greatest racial and ethnic diversity”

College Choice

  • Top 20
  • Public Colleges and Universities
  • Named one of the "25 Best Colleges in New York"

CollegeNET

  • #1
  • “Social Mobility Index” for fourth consecutive year
  • “Social Mobility Innovator" for 2017 and 2018 

Forbes magazine

  • #12
  • Best-Value Colleges 2018: 300 Schools Worth the Investment
  • America's Top Colleges 2018

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

  • #2
  • #27
  • #44
  • #122
  • Colleges with the Lowest Average Graduating Debt
  • Best Value, Public Colleges for in-state students
  • Best Value, Public Colleges for out-of-state students
  • Best Value, All Colleges

Money magazine

  • #1
  • #5
  • #3
  • #8
  • Best Public Colleges in the Northeast
  • 50 Best Public Colleges in the U.S.
  • Best Colleges for Business Majors
  • 727 Best Colleges in America

The Princeton Review

  • The Best 384 Colleges
  • Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education

  • #5
  • “Environment”

Washington Monthly

  • #14
  • Best Bang for Your Buck in the Northeast