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Reviews 879 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: Not much of a party scene.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I got more than half of my scholarship money that I needed.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Dollar pizza is the cheapest food you can get.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's the best affordable college in NYC.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The city is known to be super expensive. You're better off living a bit farther to have a normal rent range.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You're in NY, come on! The dollar pizza is not the greatest but it's a dollar. Most places are ridiculously expensive.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had any problems with the general admin, yet. They're doing OK.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Okay first off, CUNY's are incredibly cheap and worth the money. I get full financial aid and some money left over after it's applied to my tuition. However, the school's admin SUCKS. When I noticed that my financial aid wasn't released, I had to go out of my way to find out that somebody in undergrad admissions put in the system that I wasn't a native new yorker, and almost made me lose my TAP grant. How is that ok? The people in the fin aid office are OK. There are only two helpful souls in that office, everybody else is just terribly rude and won't bother moving an inch to help you out.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: They're only parties if you know somebody, the student body isn't great on advertising

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: We don't really have a campus. The only cafe in the main building is pretty bland; you're better off just going to any place around the school.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Extremely far from campus. You're better off renting your own place with roommates. 1k a month? No thanks!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great choices, it's in the city!

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Commuter school, party scene is horrible

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pizza is great and variety

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different options in the immediate area but it's possible to walk to Union Square for even more variety

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office can be a hit-or-miss kind of place. The line to get in is usually very long and they're very strict about how you line up.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Most of the parties on campus are hosted by a coalition of clubs. Some events offer alcohol to those 21+. The downside is that they take place in a room that can MAYBE fit 100 people. After-parties are somewhat advertised but mainly consist of those who are part of the host committee and their club friends

College Junior

Campus Food: There is no campus food

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live in the dorms

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because I applied to Macaulay Honors College, my tuition at Baruch is completely free. So all I have to pay for are student fees and housing.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security on campus is present but not overbearing. Although, they are very stringent upon having your ID card upon entering the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining in Lower Manhattan is very diverse. Great for people with a wide food palette.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life at Baruch College. Most of the fraternities/sororities are run for professional purposes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing at the EHS Residential Building is many blocks away from Baruch College and it takes 20 minutes by subway to get there everyday.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Being that Baruch is located in the City it has a wildly diverse choice of restaurant options.

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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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