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Reviews 850 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: As long as you file out your financial aid applications correctly, getting your financial aid should run smoothly.

4 College Senior

Local Area: There is always something to do in the city which is why I like the area in which the school is in.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics definitely brings out school spirit especially during the playoffs which is always fun to go out and support.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I recommend off-campus dining because of the variety of options that are available.

4 College Senior

Administration: The campus strictness is fair for the most part.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: I cannot say much about the food on campus because I usually get food outside of campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We usually have block parties on Baruch plaza where everyone can get together to enjoy free food, great music and games.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: My campus is in downtown/midtown Manhattan, so the prices, variety and quality are great.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Our campus is mostly just one building, so security is well established.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got the Pell Grants, but my TAP got cancelled an I didn't know why. I went to check and turns out I can't do much to get the money for this semester, but I can get it for the upcoming years.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is New York City it is so extremely expensive.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are pretty much non-existent on campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is New York City you can get whatever food you want.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration at Baruch is very helpful and considerate.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office at Baruch is very helpful but busy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have only ate the cafeteria food once and it was okay.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Get to live with friend

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Not many people stick around

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Takes a little time but things gets done

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Doesn't really have a campus housing

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not too many people stick around to party.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Had to go up to the Bursar's office a few times, but no big deal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Classic New York City food.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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