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College Profile: CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

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Baruch College has a dual emphasis on undergraduate and graduate education. Baruch is distinguished in undergraduate education by a focus on professional educational degree programs integrated with the arts and sciences and by admissions standards which enroll students with the demonstrated ability and motivation to work diligently toward their academic goals. Baruch’s graduate programs are designed in accordance with national standards for selective, nationally ranked graduate education. Baruch is noteworthy for its commitment to teaching and to research, for its emphasis on communication skills, for its support for lifelong learning, and for its alertness to opportunities to match the College’s activities with the needs of its constituencies.

Specifically, Baruch emphasizes its commitment to a professional education in the business and public affairs disciplines and the necessity of a broad base in the arts and sciences to sustain that commitment. Emphasis is placed on the importance of graduate programs, which account for an increasing proportion of College enrollments, as well as on the faculty research that will sustain and attract students to those programs. Baruch envisions continuing efforts to ensure excellence in its extant programs while projecting expansion in graduate education and faculty research to extend excellence.

The College’s reputation has been built on the high quality of its professional programs in the business and public affairs disciplines. These programs integrate a career-oriented curriculum with the arts and sciences, which are universally recognized both as a source of academic enrichment and as an integral part of a university-based professional education.

Housing the only Business and Public Affairs schools in the City University, Baruch emphasizes offerings at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels in business and public affairs disciplines. The baccalaureate programs of these schools blend technical career preparation with the development of the intellect and the cultivation of aesthetic and ethical values. The Arts and Sciences school offers an array of traditional majors in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and also provides a selection of programs that reflect Baruch’s linkage of professional education with the arts and sciences.

Baruch’s supportive alumni credit the College with transforming their professional and personal lives; the College is confident that its programs, which derive from its unique mission, will assume increasing importance in meeting the expectations which the public holds for its educational institutions.

Baruch is a selective institution with a challenging curriculum consistent with its standards for admission, retention, and graduation. Its undergraduate programs, beginning in the freshman year, are designed for students whose background and motivation have prepared them for rigorous college-level work. Baruch’s graduate programs are designed in accordance with national standards for selective, nationally ranked graduate education.

Baruch’s faculty are expected to balance their contributions to teaching and research. Appropriate performance in teaching includes not only the effective delivery of the curriculum, but an assessment of the curriculum measured against national standards and attention to the student-faculty relationships essential for a good teaching and learning environment. The expectations for research include the creation and dissemination of knowledge through leading scholarly publications, creative work in the fine and performing arts, participation in scholarly conferences, and involvement in the formulation of public practice and policy. The scholarly role of faculty also supports Baruch’s emphasis on doctoral and master’s programs suitable for maintaining a desirable proportion of graduate students in the total student body.

Baruch remains dedicated to its historical role as a catalyst for social, cultural, and financial mobility of a diverse student body, reflective of the demographic patterns of New York City. As a public urban college committed to the educational needs of New York City, Baruch strives to use this diversity to build an educational imperative that recognizes the increasingly multicultural nature of human enterprises. The rich variety of its community is a positive influence on the achievement of the College’s goals.

Baruch’s emphasis on business and public policy is a significant force for community and economic development. In addition to the relationship of its degree programs to the workforce, courses in continuing studies and a variety of workshops and seminars provide opportunities for community members who want to advance their career opportunities. The College also serves as an important source of consultation for businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities, and it retains close connections with its alumni, who are an increasing source of suppor...
One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St)
New York, NY
646-312-1000 (general)
646-312-1360 (financial aid)
646-312-1400 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names Baruch, Baruch College
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 10,000 - 19,999
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
20,248 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
19,283 Fall Applicants344 Total Dormitory Capacity
4,325 Fall Admissions

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