Baruch College Listed in Princeton Review’s Top 200 “Colleges That Pay You Back” 2016 Edition

Cited as “The Best College Value in New York City”

NEW YORK, NY February 2, 2016 –  Baruch College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.

Baruch is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its 2016 edition of its book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The schools are also featured on The Princeton Review’s site.

The “Career Information” section of the profile lists a high Return-on-Education (ROE) rating score of 89 for Baruch College. The profile also reports PayScale.com figures on median salaries of Baruch’s alumni, showing the median starting salary as $49,700.

The Princeton Review applauds Baruch College’s affordability and value stating Baruch is widely considered “the best college value in New York City.”

The publication also praises the College’s career office that “works tirelessly to prepare its students for the working world. Not only do they offer workshops on how to make yourself an attractive candidate, they also offer counseling and even resume reviews to make sure your resume is perfect, as well as mock interviews that help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses as an interviewer.”

Methodology: The Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 school last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors cullled data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students in 2014-15 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2015.

 

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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. 4 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/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Suzanne Bronski, (646) 660-6093, Suzanne.bronski@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu