With more than 900 teachers at Baruch, experiences vary from excellent to not so good, but overall, the teachers are smart, knowledgeable, and good at what they do. And although Baruch is known for its Zicklin School of Business, the quality of professors in the other two schools (School of Public Affairs and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences) is not any less. Some students say the toughness of workload and exams depend on the major, with business classes being more difficult. However, others say the workload in the business school is low to moderate, and there are even some Baruchians who rate their workload as equal to their high school's. In general, the workload at Baruch seems to increase and professors tend to get stricter in the more advanced course levels.
One of the good things about a large school like Baruch is that you can shift between academic programs and schools if you fall out of love with your major. Students have even been known to switch their majors as late as a year or more after enrollment. The bad side of switching is that it might take you longer to graduate if the new program carries additional prerequisites and requirements. Your general experience at Baruch can highly depend on your individual professors, but most professors here want their students to succeed and become competent professionals—they don't want to just "pass" everyone. If you take their classes seriously, not only will you be building your reputation as a hardworking student, you will also earn the faculty’s respect.