Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
10,365
Tuition (in-state)
$12,120 ($5,910)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Majors: It's the most popular major in the school but it has so little classes. They fill up way to quickly and there are so many restrictions

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are always security guards at each entrance of each building but sometimes they let people without checking credentials (I guess they know each other). Sometimes I leave my bag on a chair in one of the lounges to save myself a seat when I go away to use the bathroom and I worry someone will take it but it hasn't happened so far. I always take my valuables in case.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I use the mta to get to school everyday. The station isn't right in front of the school but it isn't that far either. The only issue I have is with the mta delays

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: You can always find something else to do since you a 15 min walk away from union square and or herald square.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I've only heard we have a good swim team and soccer team and I sometimes see basketball games being advertised such as homecoming but it is not a huge deal.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I just apply to fafsa and tap and receive my financial aid.

1 College Junior

Nightlife: Everyone is busy worried about school and there are only club or Greek parties if you joined them.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: They do not have their own housing and they barely have an impact on the school except for the fundraisers they have and new friends you can make.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are foods of all choices to eat around the school. Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, American, pizza, fast foods. Some places are expensive, some are okay, there is $1 pizza.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school is in midtown manhattan, it's expensive, hard to find parking and noisy.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I looked into campus housing before but this is a mostly commuter school and the housing isn't that close tot he school

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I rarely see people use drugs in school but you can tell people who have used it because of their actions or smell

2 College Junior

Majors: There are too much gen ed and prerequites to get into my school and graduate. Also most of the professors don't seem to enthusiastic about teaching which makes the class more difficult to understand.

2 College Junior

Majors: I would want to be in the same major but at a. School with better professors.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There are people from all different ethnic backgrounds and clubs to match. I've also noticed a few exchange students and there is an international club.

3 College Junior

Academics: The classes are challenging but there isn't enough compared to the number of students for my major. My major classes fill up very quickly and that class could be a prerequisite. Since I wasn't able to take that class, it means I can't take the higher course which means it delays my graduation. There also restrictions on how many major classes I can take per semester and a minimum GPA requirement.

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3 College Junior

Computers: Pros: you can scan and print pages from your textbook.

Cons: During peak school hours, it is difficult to find an empty computer or printer. Sometimes it is very hard to connect to wifi or the network won't even appear in the old building after a certain floor.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The summers are really humid and it rains more than I would like but it could be worse.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The grading policy gets a little skewed in some situations, which isn't very helpful. Also, many teachers put too much emphasis on their own opinions. But, overall, it's not horrible. We just have WAY too many prerequisites and general education courses to take before we start major classes. Friends and acquaintances from other schools are already far along their major courses and I've barely started one prerequisite for my major because of all the gen-ed and honors requirements. That's not very good at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have a pretty good gym system, but I don't think many of our facilities really set us apart.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our campus is generally very clean and modern, which is one plus. Many students that go to CCNY actually come to our library to study because theirs is outdated and lacks space. I think that's pretty cool.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are on campus usually try to dress to fit into their social status at Baruch. They dress in sorority/fraternity garb or business attire. Sometimes it's admirable, other times snobby. Many business students find it difficult to have a social life and those that do are usually stuck up because they're part of some on-campus organization.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a diverse amount of places, with decent prices, although you won't find healthy options without paying the extra bucks.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: This is extremely similar, if not identical, to a previous question. Being a non-business oriented major is difficult in Baruch college. Finding programs, events, and job opportunities is a struggle but services are provided to help you.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't gotten an internship yet. I am not a business student, so it is difficult to find something that is relevant to me. However, I do have an on-campus job (not work study related) that is somewhat related to my Communications minor and is rather helpful and lenient in terms of understanding school responsibilities.

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Nakeisha Campbell
Hometown
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Major
Journalism
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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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