New York, New York
Baruch College is a diverse and inclusive campus in the heart of New York City. With three colleges, 29 majors, and a student body representing 160 countries, Baruch offers a space for people of all interests and backgrounds. Baruch equips students to be active in their classroom, their community, and their city as they apply their coursework to the improvement of their community.
Baruch leverages its Big Apple location and incredible diversity to offer students an experience that broadens their worldview and prepares them for any and all career paths. Students can explore their academic interests, travel the world, and plan their next step.
Get to know Baruch College
Students at Baruch are encouraged to take their learning beyond the classroom and pursue research topics they are passionate about. Whether through an Honors Thesis, one of many ongoing research projects, or an individual pursuit, Baruch College celebrates independent inquiries. Each year, students are invited to present their research at Creative Inquiry Day, with professionals, faculty, and staff in attendance. Their projects can continue further, too—Baruch students regularly publish their work in CUNY Academic Works or global to present at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research.
DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL LEARNING
Baruch College is one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation. The Baruch student body of 18,000 comes from 160 countries around the world. Baruch celebrates this diversity and invites students to explore cultures across the globe through study abroad programs. Students are able to learn in almost every corner of the globe, with programs offered on six continents. Interested students can expand their worldview through the Global Student Certificate, a year-long co-curricular program that teaches Baruch students how to work in multicultural settings, improve their communication skills, and access cultural events across New York City.
THE BARUCH PATHWAY
A modern core curriculum requires flexibility, and Baruch College students enjoy the option to chart their own course through Pathways at Baruch. After getting the basics in math, science, and English, students are required to complete the flexible core, which works to expand each student’s worldview by offering courses in several areas. Students are exposed to courses on Creative Expression, U.S. and global cultures, the sciences, and philosophy and ethics. Baruch allows students to follow their interests while ensuring they leave college as well-rounded global citizens.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 31%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 0%
Baruch College gives students the tools to succeed while encouraging them to take an active part in their own academic journey. In the First-Year Seminar, students are paired with an upperclassman mentor and staff for an introduction to Baruch’s resources, college success strategies, and career planning. After class is over, students engage in self-guided learning to start developing the independence needed to succeed in higher education, with staff and peers available to offer guidance if needed.
Before leaving college, Baruch College students become effective written communicators. As part of the core curriculum, all students are required to take two courses in writing. These courses ask students to analyze non-fiction, fiction, journalistic, academic, and several other types of text as they learn how to persuade and inform readers.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Baruch students are always working together and overcoming academic obstacles as a team. Through group projects in their courses and group learning in the Student Academic Consulting Center, students learn to work effectively with their classmates. Such an active learning environment helps everyone on campus become better students, coworkers, and classmates.
At Baruch, students are welcomed to improve their leadership skills in a variety of ways. Every active member of a school-affiliated club participates in a series of leadership activities based on the “Social Change Model,” which explores what it means to be a leader and how anyone can enact social change. Students looking to go deeper into their development as leaders can participate in T.E.A.M. Baruch, which qualifies participants to work as paid peer mentors who guide and support new students.
Baruch encourages students to give back in three ways: in the classroom, on campus, and in their city at large. Baruch College creates Active Citizens who put their coursework to action for the betterment of their community. Academic Citizenship puts students in a position to learn from faculty as well as guide younger students through their early college years. Baruch Community Citizenship engages students on and around campus through clubs, organizations, and student media. Off-campus, students display City Citizenship by working with any number of groups across New York.
Baruch sits in the cultural capital of the United States, New York City. Campus is just moments away from dozens of popular landmarks from the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park to Wall Street and Broadway. The land of opportunity, New York City, has something for everyone.
The Baruch Bearcats compete in 13 NCAA Division III sports in the CUNY Athletic Conference.
Bearcat Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball
Bearcat Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball
Baruch College wants students to seek both paid and unpaid internship experiences to supplement their coursework. Whether they find an internship on their own or through the Internship Placement Program of the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch provides the assistance they might need to get a head-start on their professional development. The Starr Career Development Center offers several resources to help students find a good fit—from a job board and advising to mock interviews and advice on proper interview attire.
While not required, all Baruch students are encouraged to write a senior honors thesis. Writing a thesis allows students to graduate with honors along with the chance to dive deeply into a subject with close faculty member collaboration. For students looking to continue their education or move to a prestigious job after graduating, their thesis offers insight into their individual talents and passions and helps them stand out from the pack. Baruch theses come in all forms—papers, paintings, photography, and more—to match the skills of the student presenting it.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 580 | 75th Percentile: 660
25th Percentile: 610 | 75th Percentile: 690
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $6,530
Tuition (out-of-state): $13,920
The Baruch College Office of Financial Aid offers several avenues for students to offset the costs of an advanced education. Through grants, loans, and scholarships, Baruch works hard to ensure that an education is accessible to students who seek it.