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Baruch College is a dynamic community of scholars and distinguished professionals who educate one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. It is home to three well-regarded schools—the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public and International Affairs—that serve as a catalyst for the social, cultural, and financial mobility of more than 18,000 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College also offers a range of professional and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The faculty’s contributions to knowledge—both to the students they teach and within their chosen fields —reflect a commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, public policy, and artistic creativity. Scholars and industry leaders cultivate students’ analytical abilities, critical thinking capacity, cultural awareness, and ethical sensibility while training them to become leaders and innovators in their fields. Through executive education, continuing studies, and public events, Baruch engages the larger civic and international community that includes its supportive alumni who extend the College’s visibility and nurture its global reputation.
Baruch’s legacy of educating New Yorkers dates back more than 160 years, to the city’s first free public institution of higher education. Today, the College is consistently recognized as a high-quality institution at an affordable price. CollegeNET’s annual Social Mobility Index has ranked Baruch #1 out of more than 900 colleges nationally for “contributing in a responsible way to solving the dangerous problem of economic immobility.” The Education Trust recognized Baruch as a “standout institution” for graduating Pell Grant (low-income) students at a rate 18 percent higher than the national average.
The College has enjoyed a steady increase in academic excellence, global recognition, and prominence as reflected in numerous additional rankings. Select highlights include:
- The Princeton Review: Named Baruch one of the country’s best undergraduate colleges in its 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges.” Baruch was included for the ninth consecutive year as among the “outstanding institutions” in The Princeton Review’s national survey of more than 100,000 students.
- Washington Monthly: Ranked Baruch College #8 in providing the “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast region of the United State in its “2016 College Guide and Rankings.”
- S. News and World Report: Listed Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business as the #3 business program in New York City, and among the Top 5 business programs in New York State, in the 2016 Best Graduate School rankings. The magazine also placed Baruch College overall at #6 among the “Top 10 Public Schools/Regional Universities” in the North.
- College Factual: Named Baruch one of the Top 10 U.S. colleges for a degree in finance, as reported by USA Today College. Coming in at #7, Baruch College was the only New York state public university on the list.
- Business Insider: Ranked Baruch College at #7 on its list of “10 Best Colleges for a Job on Wall Street.”
Baruch’s urban campus has a mix of state-of-the-art facilities and buildings requiring major renovations. The College’s top capital priority is the phased renovation of the Field Building at 17 Lexington Ave., a major academic hub constructed in 1928 that is in need of significant upgrades. Other important projects are listed on the following pages, including a request for site acquisition. Baruch’s net square-foot-to-student-ratio is well below the national average and is among the lowest in the CUNY system.