For the second year in a row, Baruch College has been named one of the best undergraduate colleges in America. Princeton Review’s popular college guide, “The Best 371 Colleges – 2010 Edition,” lauds Baruch College for its academic excellence, cultural diversity, “hardworking” students and its “beautiful” flagship building, the Newman Vertical Campus.

“We commend Baruch College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for this book,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s V.P. for Publishing and author of “The Best 371 Colleges.” Instead of ranking the 371 schools it includes, the PR produces profiles of each school to help parents and high school seniors select the college that’s right for them.

Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 country’s four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which makes inclusion in this, the Princeton Review’s flagship college guide, highly prestigious. “The Best 371 Colleges” relies on extensive interviews with the students of each college profiled as well as on institutional data supplied by the admissions office.

Baruch students describe their alma mater as “the best educational value in New York City,” and heap praise on the many career and internship opportunities Baruch offers. Singled out for special mention is the hard work and dedication of the Starr Career Development Center which strives “tirelessly to prepare students for the working world.” Students were also impressed by the many cultural traditions to be found on their campus. “You can eat samosas on Tuesday, mooncakes on Wednesday, and falafel on Thursdays for free because of all the cultural events that are held,” commented one happy gourmand.

With an enrollment of approximately 15,500, Baruch Colleges is comprised of three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The Colleges offers 23 undergraduate majors, 62 minors, and an Honors program that offers special scholarships, small seminars, and variety of specially designed Honors courses.

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