Baruch College Ranked #2 Safest Large College in America by College Choice

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NEW YORK, NY-October 18, 2016 – Baruch College was ranked the #2 on the Safest Large Colleges and Universities in America list by College Choice in its first annual ranking focusing exclusively on campus safety.

College Choice praised Baruch’s Department of Public Safety saying “The Department of Public Safety at Baruch has taken care to balance protection with communication and service. In addition to offering escort aid, counseling, vehicle assists, and campus notifications, the security team at Baruch is thoroughly trained on legal issues, effective communication, customer service, substance abuse, and disability awareness.”

Baruch received high marks in each of the safety categories scoring a 98.3% on general safety, 100% on anti-discrimination, 100% on women’s safety, 98.3% on party culture, and 100% on fire safety.

College Choice also recognized Baruch’s previous accolades stating “Baruch holds many awards and has been lauded for its diversity, social mobility, affordability, and academic reputation.”

Methodology: To find the safest campuses, College Choice collected information on the cities that the campuses were located in and their crime rates as well as the campus and its crime rates for the past three years. From there, schools were further eliminated based on a general safety grade that includes anti-discrimination, women’s safety, party scene, and fire safety grades. For more information on the specific data points used by College Choice, see here.

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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 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 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/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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