CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Reviews and Ranking Awards

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, often referred to as Baruch College, is a public city college in New York. Baruch College is one of 25 CUNY schools (The City University of New York) spread across the five boroughs. The Baruch campus, founded in 1919, is conveniently located near Midtown, Wall Street, and the global headquarters of many major companies and non-profit organizations, which provides students ample opportunities for internships and career networking opportunities.

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Overview of CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Baruch College has a robust international and cultural center, with students speaking more than 110 languages and with heritages that are traceable to over 160 countries.

Amongst the many course and major offerings, Baruch College has three leading schools.

  • The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs: Students in this school can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education while also partaking in non-profit and governmental research projects
  • The George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences: Students can focus on more than 50 areas of study that emphasize a combination of practical experience and theory to earn a BA, BS, MA, MS, or PhD
  • Zicklin School of Business: With faculty who are experts in all areas of business, students in this school can earn anything from a BA to a PhD

In recent years, students from Baruch College have gone to win honors such as Fulbright Scholarships and National Science Foundation Fellowships.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 19:1
Graduation Rate 70%
Year Founded 1919

Student Enrollment

Total Students18,679


Undergraduate Student

Male 8,205
Female 7,277

Graduate Student

Male 1,694
Female 1,503

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Male 9,690
Female 10,637


Male 4,167
Female 4,680

Acceptance Rate43%

Male 43%
Female 44%

Enrollment 2,273

Male 1,291
Female 982
Application Fee $65
High School GPA Required
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline February 1
Common Application Accepted No

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of attending Baruch College can vary based on whether you live in or out of state, live on campus or commute, and whether or not you receive assistance from federal student aid, scholarships, or grants. For example, in a recent academic year>, the in-state tuition cost was $7,462 and the out-of-state tuition was $15,412, with an additional charge for supplies and books of $1,364.

In 2018-2019, the average net price (based on the in-state tuition rate combined with scholarship or grant assistance from the local, state, or federal governments or the institution) was $3,931. A full 77% of beginning students received some type of financial aid. One thousand two hundred forty students received grant or scholarship aid that totaled $11,975,223, or an average of $9,657 per student. Nine hundred thirty-four students received Pell grants totaling $5,058,249, or about $5,416 per student.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $3,931
Average Total Aid $9,657
Students Receiving Financial Aid 77%
Room & Board $18,953

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $7,462
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $15,412
  • Books and Supplies - $1,364
  • Room & Board - $18,953
  • Other - $5,504


Baruch College offers students a wide range of certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs to choose from. A combined 486 full-time faculty and 603 part-time faculty come together each year to instruct over 18,000 students.

Undergraduates can choose from programs such as Actuarial Science, Economics, Journalism, and Psychology. Their almost 3,200 graduate students can choose from specializations such as Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing. The college also emphasizes how their academic programs will best prepare students for finding jobs after graduation. They’ve nurtured employer partnerships to provide internships and offer upskilling programs, which gives industry-based training to develop new job skills.

A student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 means that students benefit from a smaller, more focused classroom size. This smaller ratio means a more personalized education and an easier time forming connections with other students.

Baruch College has an impressive 89% retention rate for full-time, first-year students and a 90% retention rate for part-time students. This rate measures how well the school delivers on what they’ve advertised to students, and if the student experience is as promised. Their graduation rate, a measure of how many students finish their degrees in a timely manner, is 44% within four years and 70% within six years. This rate means that most students take longer than four years to complete their bachelor’s degree, but this is a national trend rather than a school-specific issue.

Student Population Total

Student Population 18,679

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 2,901 Total Graduates / 77%
Finance, General 937 Graduates
Accounting 651 Graduates
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 521 Graduates
Business/Corporate Communications 290 Graduates
All Computer Information Science Majors 248 Total Graduates / 7%
Information Science/Studies 248 Graduates
All Social Sciences Majors 147 Total Graduates / 4%
Economics, General 68 Graduates
Political Science and Government, General 68 Graduates
Sociology 11 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 118 Total Graduates / 3%
Psychology, General 100 Graduates
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 18 Graduates
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 99 Total Graduates / 3%
Communication, General 56 Graduates
Journalism 43 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 7%

Outcome & Salary

Another essential factor to consider when selecting a college is its outcomes. Data from 2011-2012 reveals that 71% of first-time, degree-seeking, undergraduates attending full-time in this year received their bachelor’s degree, and 21% of first-time, degree-seeking, undergraduates attending part-time received their bachelor’s degree.

Additionally, graduates from Baruch College can typically expect an average early-career salary of $58,800 per year and an average mid-career salary of $107,100. With 10-year potential earnings of $716,110 and an education cost (net price) of $15,724, this gives graduates a $700,386 10-year return on their investment.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $58,800
College Grads Average Salary $71,611
College Grads Mid Career Salary $107,100
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $716,110
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,787,110
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $15,724
10 Year Projected ROI $700,386
20 Year Projected ROI $1,771,386
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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