Baruch College has a more-than-150-year history of excellence in public higher education with an emphasis on business. Baruch has been repeatedly named the most ethnically diverse college in the United States. Baruch is a top college choice whose “real-world classroom” and diverse student body ensure that graduates head into the professional world with a thorough understanding of business and globalization.
Baruch College is located in the heart one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. The campus is surrounded by structures and spaces that define New York: Gramercy Park, the Flatiron building, and the MetLife building. Green and leafy Madison Square Park is two blocks west of the campus and there’s a riverfront park and bike path just to the east.
This is a true neighborhood. It is a bit removed from the madness of midtown, yet home to trendy shops, celebrity-chef restaurants, museums, bookstores, coffee shops, and exciting nightlife. Here, you are within easy walking distance of Times Square, Greenwich Village, and SoHo. Several subway lines serve the neighborhood, and you’re just three stops from Grand Central Station.
Baruch College is part of a tradition that dates back to the founding of the Free Academy in 1847, the first free public institution of higher education in the nation. Baruch today occupies the site of the Free Academy at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue. The school is named in honor of Bernard M. Baruch, statesman, financier, and devoted alumnus.
Baruch College continues the tradition of making a world-class education accessible to a highly motivated student body. Our diverse students come from more than 120 nations and speak more than 110 languages. This mixture of people and life experiences creates a rich social and academic environment that enhances our students’ learning and truly prepares them for a global marketplace. We like to say that Baruch is proof that the American Dream still works. There is a total enrollment of 15,500, with close to 3,000 graduate students.
Baruch faculty are among the most distinguished and most widely known in their fields. They combine outstanding academic credentials with significant real-world experience. Approximately 500 teach full time, with about 95 percent holding a PhD or other terminal degree. Full-time faculty teach both entry-level and advanced courses and serve as advisors to student organizations and preprofessional programs. Adjunct faculty are typically drawn from New York City’s business and professional ranks.
Baruch College offers 30 graduate-level specializations/programs and 23 undergraduate majors through its three acclaimed schools: The Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The College also offers non-degree and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies. Baruch’s schools and programs are consistently ranked highly by The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and many other publications.
Baruch’s Campus Architecture
Baruch’s 17-story Newman Vertical Campus is designed to recreate the atmosphere of a traditional college campus in an urban setting. Baruch’s hub covers nearly an entire square block between Lexington and Third Avenues and 24th and 25th Streets. The Newman Vertical Campus houses more than 100 high-technology classrooms and research facilities; a three-level Athletics and Recreation Complex; a student activities center; theaters; an executive conference center; a food court; and a campus bookstore. The Newman Vertical Campus has been honored by the American Institute of Architects with the highest award it offers to an individual building.
Baruch College also has an award-winning library. The William and Anita Newman Library provides students and faculty with access to several hundred online databases and information resources in print and electronic formats. Users have access seven days a week to the library’s on-site computing facilities, as well as remote access from off-campus locations to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and books. A Web-based reference service, in which librarians answer questions via a “text chat,” is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2003, the library won the prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for best college library in the nation from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
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135 East 22nd Street, Suite 1011
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New York, NY 10010-5585
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New York, NY 10010-5585
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