NEW YORK, NY- August 5, 2014 – For the seventh consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.”
Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.
In the survey, students said the Zicklin School of Business offers a “very demanding business-oriented program that provides a great education…” and is easy for go-getters to access “unparalleled internships, career, and networking opportunities to major global companies’ headquarters.” Location and affordability were key factors for students to choose Baruch College citing Baruch’s connections and internships, because they provide “a gateway to the world of finance,” and its affordability recognizing that “tuition is about one-fourth what it is at NYU,” making it “the best college value in New York City.”
Students also said that the career office “works tirelessly to prepare its students for the working world,” with resources such as workshops for writing résumés, career counseling, and mock interviews.
The survey reported Baruch’s “hardworking” student body could well be “the most diverse university in the country.” It’s the sort of place where “You can eat samosas on Tuesday, mooncakes on Wednesday, and falafel on Thursdays for free because of all the cultural events that are held.” Students brag that “hundreds of countries are represented in our student body” and note that “The one common thread would be we are mostly business-oriented and have jobs/internships outside of school.”
Baruch College also ranked #25 in the Top Entrepreneurial Programs category; #11 in the Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch category; #12 in the Got Milk? category; and, #15 in the Don’t Inhale category
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.