Baruch College

Baruch College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Baruch College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Baruch College Ranked?

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2022 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 1,442 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Baruch as #276 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Baruch held the #466 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 160 colleges in New York, Baruch is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Baruch?

Acceptance Rate

Baruch College has an acceptance rate of 41%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Baruch.

Average Test Scores

About 94% 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 570 and 650. Math scores were between 600 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Baruch College  ( 570 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Baruch College  ( 600 to 710 )
Baruch received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Baruch College  ( 26 to 30 )

Learn more about Baruch College admissions.

Baruch College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Baruch College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 88%. 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  88 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 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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

Baruch College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,774 undergraduates at Baruch with 12,421 being full-time and 3,353 being part-time.

How Much Does Baruch College Cost?

The overall average net price of Baruch is $3,562. 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 +
$1,858 $4,201 $7,954 $11,501 $13,899

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Baruch, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $6,958 a year. That adds up to $27,832 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baruch is 3.4%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Baruch make about $57,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

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

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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 47 majors graduated from Baruch College. Of these students, 4,487 received undergraduate degrees and 1,260 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 900 $50,597
Accounting 570 $50,043
General Sales & Marketing 442 $45,109
Business/Corporate Communications 317 $44,576
Information Science 244 $51,449
Business Administration & Management 229 $43,851
General Psychology 120 $36,324
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 101 $45,980
Business/Managerial Economics 89 $51,690
Political Science & Government 81 $32,925

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

Online Learning at Baruch

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 19,740 students took at least one online class at Baruch College. This is an increase from the 1,378 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 19,740 19,547
2018-2019 1,378 71
2017-2018 1,359 88
2016-2017 1,852 77
2015-2016 1,290 79

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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