CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College, or simply Baruch College, is a public university and one of the colleges comprising the City University of New York (CUNY). It was founded in 1919. According to U.S. News & World Report (America's Top Colleges 2007), Baruch ranks among the top 40 universities in the Northeast that offer undergraduate and master's programs.

Baruch College confers a variety of programs and degrees in different fields of study. There are more than 130 undergraduate and over 15 graduate student run clubs/ organizations at Baruch College. It has a student run newspaper known as the Ticker.

The official mascot of Baruch College is the Bearcat.

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington at 24th St)
New York , NY 10010
General Phone: (646) 312-1000

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Baruch College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management2,908business management, accounting, business communications, managerial economics, finance, investments and securities, labor relations, international business, business statistics, ...
Liberal Arts190Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history
Family and Social Work186public administration
Therapy and Counseling145psychology, organizational psychology
Computer Science and Engineering111information science
Education and Teaching95educational administration, educational supervision
Real Estate and Construction Management36real estate
Mathematics35mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Medical Administration34health care facilities management
Engineering12operations research
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Media2journalism courses

Number of programs and degrees for Baruch College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,26221
Bachelor's degree2,50625

Baruch College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Baruch College had a total enrollment of 16,097 students (14,290 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 12%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 27%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 18%
20-21 21%
22-24 20%
25-29 20%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York93%
State unknown4%
(International Students)3%

Baruch College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 67 %

Baruch College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Baruch College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490580
SAT Math550650

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Baruch College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,370
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,010
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Baruch College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 727300)

Baruch College Faculty

Baruch College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6562
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2211

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year140$111,57652$111,492
Associate professoracademic year83$92,47457$93,400
Assistant professoracademic year71$88,49260$83,851
Instructoracademic year5$61,0612*
Lectureracademic year22$68,18717$67,881
All faculty totalacademic year321$97,770188$92,710

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Baruch College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

Baruch College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Labor and Industrial Relations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision

Operations Research

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Journalism, Other

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Music, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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