Baruch College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Baruch College
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Baruch College is the most selective college in the CUNY system. Only about a third of those who apply are admitted. To apply, students must submit the CUNY system online application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. While both tests are accepted, the vast majority of applicants submit scores from the SAT. In addition to the required materials, students may send in letters of recommendation, a supplemental essay/personal statement, and a resume of extracurricular activities.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so students can apply for both the fall and spring semesters.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Baruch College Description

Located near Wall Street in Midtown, Manhattan, Baruch College has a winning location for its well-regarded Zicklin School of Business. Eighty percent of Baruch undergraduate students are enrolled in the Zicklin School, making it the largest college business school in the country. Students can also choose to enroll in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Public Affairs.

Baruch College is a public university and part of CUNY, the City University of New York.

In national rankings, Baruch has earned high marks for its value, the diversity of the student body, and the quality of its business programs.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 18,286 (15,210 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,810 (in-state); $13,920 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $17,095
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $30,571 (in-state); $37,681 (out-of-state)

Baruch College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 6%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,237
    • Loans: $4,332

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Investments, and Securities, Sales, and Marketing
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track, and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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