New York, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$12,120 ($5,910)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 804 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Really like the area and school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very high business standards. Well known school for its business attributes can be very successful from it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pretty far from the school. Very expensive and small sized rooms.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not much Greek life. More of a commuter school.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love the school and area i live in. The cost of living is very high and the dorms are very expensive.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Our school is located in between herald square and union square where there are many dining options. We also have any dining options within a 5 block radius of our school as well. the cost is average and decent though I haven't seen many restaurants that offer a student discount.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There will be many students who are in business attire because many of them have internships otherwise there will be a variety of styles in our students. Many of the students also have different interests, hence the reason why we have so many clubs in our school even though we are a commuter school.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Even though the school is predominantly Asian, I still see a good number of students from other ethnic backgrounds.

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4 College Senior

Majors: It was very easy to get into the business school Zicklin but to maintain an accounting major was difficult since our school is trying to stop grade inflation, they assigned a percentage of how many students are able to receive an A, B, C, D, and 20% of the class is guaranteed to fail the class. To get into the Zicklin school, a student just has to maintain a 2.5 GPA in the required classes. To maintain an accounting major, a student has to maintain a 2.5 GPA in their 3000 level accounting courses which is easier said than done because our accounting courses are competitive since there is an assigned percentage to how many students are able to receive a certain grade. For example, if a student has an 86 (equivalent to a B) but 40% of the students have done better than he or she, the student will receive a C instead of the B he or she truly deserves.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The curriculum is average and competitive. The workload is a lot since we have weekly online assignments due for the accounting classes.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I haven't really attended a school game but my friends have went and posted pictures and it seems the school spirit and support is really big.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Most of the professors I've had were great with the exception of a few. My calculus professor could not teach and ultimately ended with the students teaching themselves. The professor even took off points on our exams for a spelling error which is uncommon for a calculus professor since it is a calculus class rather than an English class. I was taking my capstone for my economics minor and the professor sat in front of the class reading off a paper he had handed out to everyone and that was the lesson for the day. He did not clarify or explain any of the notes he wrote on the handout.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from CUNY Baruch College is a very valuable degree as many employers hire from our school. Our alumni network is great as well since if a student is in a business fraternity the student is able to use his or her connections to obtain employment or an internship. Our school also has a career center where students are able to look up job listings related to their major and apply to those listings.

4 College Senior

Academics: The academics offered at my school is great because the school is an AACSB accredited school. The curriculum is mainly business classes with a few liberal arts classes. In my opinion, I think the liberal art classes should be taken out and that we should be able to have a business minor instead of a non-business minor. Some of the professors who have tenure should be reevaluated because some of them cannot teach which places more stress on the students. The registration process is average, just like any other school.

4 College Senior

Academics: The school holds career fairs once or twice a year which is a great opportunity to meet recruiters. A lot of recruiters from the Big 4 companies come to the career fair to look for future employees. Anyone is able to come and hand in their resumes.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I don't really feel the campus is very strict with its policies. The school is more strict on academic policies rather than the policies listed above because they have an academic reputation to uphold but within the past year the administration has banned one of the fraternities that was related to a death of one of its pledges which I thought was a very appropriate action taken against them.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Our dining hall is very small considering we are a commuter school and we don't really have a campus per se but we do have quite a few options in the dining hall. I rarely eat in the dining hall because the options are the same everyday and I would prefer more of a variety. I tend to eat at restaurants near the campus rather than use the dining hall.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are multiple security guards in the buildings and to obtain entrance to the building, one would have to swipe their given ID card. Overall, I have never felt unsafe on campus and generally feel safe at all times. The school is not located in a bad neighborhood so I don't have any worries for my safety.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There's many choices of restaurants for students to choose from and there is a very easy access to public transportation. There's a bus stop or a train station one or two blocks away from the school. The school is conveniently located in between Union Square and Herald Square and is not a far walk to both places.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I've not attended yet, but everything I've seen and read says that the strictness is fair and generally well used.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Baruch is in the middle of manhattan, and I've seen a very diverse student body.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Honestly, I have no idea about Greek life on campus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are people. But it's not like any of us were ever encouraged to pursue political reform, not since the 1970s anyways. Otherwise we'd live in a very different decade today.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Since childhood we are encouraged to go to college, whether or not it equates happiness and fulfillment, as if we're worthless without the "further education," yet we are starved to the bone for tuition alone. How others have paid purely out of pocket, I don't know, but I'm going to find out because I have no choice.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Holy cow, "the best country in the world." yet a simple vegan can't live off her salary!


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Nakeisha Campbell
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Baruch is a strong choice for students who want a quality education at a low price. But, some say the overall experience can be quite lonely unless you make friends quickly. Most Baruchians seem too busy studying, building their resumes, and hanging out at their apartment to stick around on campus, so unless you join a club or organization, it may be difficult to actively socialize. A high workload and other demands can also make this hard, particularly if you plan to work. In fact, many Baruchians work part time, while some are employed full time, in addition to taking classes. It's a true business-oriented, urban environment, which can make some students feel left out. Luckily, if you're longing for human connection, there are plenty of organizations and clubs to join.

Baruch can be as stressful as any demanding school, but overall, the College is capable of shaping students into well-rounded, tough-skinned leaders. It may not be Ivy League, but out of all the public schools in the area, Baruch has a serious reputation. However, if you don't like to be in the minority, think twice about your major. Nobody likes being stereotyped, but you might raise a few eyebrows telling others you are majoring in philosophy or music at Baruch. Many people view the College as a primarily business school, so if you major in something else, you might be ignored or looked at funny. And this view puts some non-business majors in a constant battle to prove otherwise. But, regardless of your major, the level of education you receive will leave you satisfied. One thing to keep in mind when choosing a major is that smaller departments don't always guarantee a large choice of faculty. It's not uncommon to learn that there's only one teacher for a particular class—so guess what happens if you don't like that professor? However, this doesn't mean that a smaller department won't have a professor you'll absolutely admire. Most teachers are very effective at conveying the material while acting courteous and fair.

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