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Academics

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2 College Junior

Academics: They're too easy, and not enough sections of a course are offered. They can very easily be filled up before your registration time

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall and aside from knitpicking, baruch is an excellent school and it is different from most colleges because the kids here have their act together. It's definately the more mature of the colleges and provides a never ending aura of academic stimulation. This place makes you want to succeed in life. The professors I have had are great overall, some bad due to language barrier, inability to adapt to a students learning method and cocky pricks, but the best gave me valuable knowledge and life lessons. I will not forget great men like Franko Zangrili. (MUST TAKE HIM FOR ENGLISH AND ITALIAN)

4 College Junior

Academics: Large range of departments and majors available.

3 College Junior

Academics: Economics is NOT a popular major.

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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.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
473
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
570
Total FT Faculty
473
Faculty with Terminal Degree
91%
Average Faculty Salary
$103,818
Full-Time Retention Rate
92%
Part-Time Retention Rate
60%
Transfer-Out Rate
20%
Graduation Rate
63%
Programs/Majors Offered
40
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 27%
  • 20 to 49 students: 60%
  • 50 or more students: 12%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
  • Zicklin School of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 9%
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Finance, General: 11%
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Communications
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences
  • Social science
  • Speech
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
Baruch offers two online bachelor's programs: Communication and Culture, and Business. These two programs are completed entirely online.
Best Places to Study
  • Computer labs
  • Library
  • Outside
  • Student lounges
Tips to Succeed
  • Communicate-talk to the Center for Academic Advisement whenever you have a chance, talk to your deans, and if you have problems, talk to your professors.
  • Enjoy Baruch. Do not make it only about work because you will wear yourself out and lose out on the whole college experience.
  • Get good grades early because it's so hard to get your GPA up after it's gone down the drain.
  • Get involved in campus life your freshman year. Baruch has so many clubs and extracurricular activities to offer that you would be missing out if you didn't participate in any of them. It's the closest thing you get to a dorm life, and it's free.
  • Sit at the front of the classroom. You'll get to know your professor a lot better, and your professor will be more likely to notice you and give you a better grade for participation.
  • Stay on top of the requirements needed for your major. Four years go by much quicker than you realize, and you don't want to be stuck scrambling to take classes in order to graduate on time.
  • Visit the Starr Career Development Center for help or information regarding jobs and internships. Gaining work experience is a guarantee, and the STARR Center is dedicated to giving you all the help that you need.
Did You Know?
  • Students in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences can apply to create their own majors after attending a special workshop.
  • Students can pay regular tuition while studying at a partner school abroad, but 60 percent of the student's major coursework must be done at Baruch.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 78 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 45 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 44 responses

  • 20% This was my dream school.
  • 66% This was one of my top choices.
  • 14% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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