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 students from 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 and use their coursework to improve 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 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 — Baruch students can have their work published in CUNY Academic Works, a home for the work of all in the CUNY community, or go global and 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 being 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 provides access to cultural events across New York City.
THE BARUCH PATHWAY
A modern core curriculum requires flexibility, and Baruch College allows students some flexibility 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 a well-rounded global citizen.
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 to understand how to persuade and inform readers.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Baruch students can work together to overcome any academic obstacles. Through required group projects in coursework and group learning in resources such as the Student Academic Consulting Center, Baruch students learn how to work in a team effectively, help classmates overcome problems, and get help when needed. By taking an active part in the learning of others, Baruch students 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 school-affiliated clubs participates in a series of leadership activities based on the “Social Change Model,” which ensures students learn what kind of leader they are and understand how they can affect social change themselves. Students looking to go deeper into their development as leaders can participate in T.E.A.M. Baruch, which qualifies participants to become mentors and teach the next generation at Baruch.
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 that connect their coursework to their community to improve it for the better, because learning involves more than coursework. Academic Citizenship puts students in a position to learn from faculty and guide younger students through courses. 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 culture capital of the United States, New York City. Campus is just moments away from dozen of popular landmarks from the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park to Wall Street and Broadway. No matter where students like to go after classes end, there’s something for everyone.
The Baruch Bearcats compete in 13 NCAA Division III sports in the CUNY Athletic Conference. The Bearcat men compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. The women compete in 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 you find an internship on your own, or through the Internship Placement Program of the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch offers resources for students 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 while offering the opportunity to dive deep into a subject of their choosing and work closely with a faculty member. For students looking to continue their education or move to a prestigious job after graduating, a thesis offers insight into your talent and passion that can help 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.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
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 that seek it.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 580 | 75th Percentile: 660
25th Percentile: 610 | 75th Percentile: 690
Tuition & Aid
Tuition (in-state): $6,530
Tuition (out-of-state): $13,920