Baruch College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Baruch College

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Baruch College is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 39%. Ranked nationally, Baruch College is the most selective of the 25 campuses that comprise The City University of New York (CUNY). Located near Wall Street in Midtown, Manhattan, Baruch College has a winning location for its well-regarded Zicklin School of Business. In 2018, the majority of undergraduate students (75%) were enrolled in the Zicklin School, followed by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (24%), and the School of Public Affairs (1%). Baruch College frequently ranks among the top New York colleges and universities.

Considering applying to Baruch College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Baruch College had an acceptance rate of 39%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 39 were admitted, making Baruch College's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 21,469
Percent Admitted 39%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 20%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Baruch College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 83% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 590 670
Math 630 720
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Baruch College's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Baruch College scored between 590 and 670, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 630 and 720, while 25% scored below 630 and 25% scored above 720. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1390 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Baruch College.

Requirements

Baruch College does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Baruch requires applicants to submit all SAT scores, but will consider your highest section from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Baruch does not require SAT Subject tests, but will consider scores if submitted.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Baruch College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. However, Baruch does not provide information about the number of admitted students who submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th percentile
Composite 25 29

This admissions data tells us that most of Baruch College's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Baruch received a composite ACT score between 25 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Baruch College does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Baruch superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the mean high school GPA of Baruch College's incoming freshman class was 89.9. This information suggests that most successful applicants to Baruch College have primarily B+ grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

CUNY Baruch College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
CUNY Baruch College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Baruch College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Baruch College, the most selective of the CUNY colleges, has a competitive admissions pool. Applicants must apply using the CUNY application. Baruch College wants to see high grades in rigorous courses and strong test scores. However, Baruch College has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. You can improve your chances of acceptance by submitting an optional application essay, glowing letters of recommendation, and a resume of extracurricular activities.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most admitted students had a high school average of "B" or better, a combined SAT score of 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Higher test scores will certainly improve your chances, and you can see that many applicants had grades in the "A" range.