Baruch College Among The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges”
September 3, 2021
Baruch College earned praise for its exceptional academic excellence, value, and alumni networking opportunities in The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges guidebook for 2022.
In this year’s 30th edition, The Princeton Review surveyed 154,000 students from across the country finding out about their school’s academics, campus life, and student body. Only 14 percent of 2,700 four-year colleges in the United States were profiled, highlighting the best institutions for prospective college applicants to continue their undergraduate studies.
The Princeton Review also cited Baruch as among only 209 institutions nationwide to make the “Best Value Colleges” list, which is based on a combination of institutional and student survey data including academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates.
In all, Baruch College was selected for five special categories:
- “Top 50 Value Colleges”
- “Top 20 Best Value Colleges w/o Aid”
- “Top 20 Best Alumni Networks”
- “Best Northeastern”
- “Great College City”
In its feature of Baruch College, students commended the institution and its three schools—Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and Zicklin School of Business—for its wide variety of courses and for offering ad-hoc majors, which allows students to “design programs that will support their career goals.”
Students said there are “vast amount of resources” available at Baruch, and the “education system is well organized and up to date with the current world, and Baruch is tied with many companies in New York, which creates even more opportunities for internships as well as job opportunities.”
Diverse Student Body
A noteworthy characteristic about Baruch is its diversity, in which students hail from 155 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Baruch’s profile in the guidebook said, “being a student here means you learn to interact with peers from all over the world who have bright and ambitious minds.”
Baruch is “full of first-generation college graduates…and everyone has a dream they hope will one day be fulfilled.”
New York City Location
According to student surveys, Baruch has “great clubs” and the campus has “so much student activity it is hard to contain.”
Students also highlighted the school’s location in New York City, stating that, “you can practically do anything with your day after class like going to a museum, shopping, and going to restaurants.”
The surveys added, “when a student’s eyes look at the breathtaking view of the school’s Newman Vertical Campus building on Lexington Avenue, it makes you feel proud to be a Baruchi!”
The Princeton Review did not rank the 387 colleges in the book on any subject. For this 30th edition, the education services company curated “Great Lists” focusing on high-interest categories based solely on student surveys. The Princeton Review did rate colleges in eight categories: academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life, green, professors interesting, and professors accessible. Information on their rating scores is available here.
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