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Baruch College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Baruch College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Baruch College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Baruch College was awarded 78 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Baruch as #466 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Baruch is ranked at #51.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Baruch?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 29%, Baruch is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Baruch submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 610 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Baruch College  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Baruch College  ( 610 to 690 )
Baruch received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Baruch College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Baruch College, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Baruch College is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baruch College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Baruch College has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Baruch for first-time, full-time students is 42%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Baruch College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Baruch

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,024 undergraduates at Baruch with 11,495 being full-time and 3,529 being part-time.

Baruch Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 85.60 out of 100, Baruch is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.60 out of 100
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How Much Does Baruch College Cost?

The overall average net price of Baruch is $2,981. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Baruch

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,230 $3,464 $7,716 $10,321 $12,996

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Baruch, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Baruch, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $6,146 a year. That adds up to $24,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baruch is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Baruch Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Baruch with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,200 in their early years. This is good news for future Baruch graduates since it is 44% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Baruch College make the most money.

Location of Baruch College

Located in New York, New York, Baruch College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Baruch College

Contact details for Baruch are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave At 24Th St), New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-312-1000

Baruch College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Baruch College. Of these students, 3,824 received undergraduate degrees and 1,298 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 937 $46,900
Accounting 651 $46,400
General Sales & Marketing 421 $38,800
Business/Corporate Communications 292 $42,000
Information Science 248 $42,800
Business Administration & Management 208 $41,800
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 113 $38,200
General Psychology 107 $35,000
Entrepreneurial Studies 87 $31,500
Business/Managerial Economics 82 $41,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Baruch College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Baruch

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,359 students took at least one online class at Baruch College. This is a decrease from the 1,852 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,359 88
2016-2017 1,852 77
2015-2016 1,290 79
2014-2015 1,129 108
2013-2014 3,252 525

Learn more about online learning at Baruch College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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