Baruch College Ranks #1 in Northeast on The Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2021” for Public Schools
April 20, 2021
Baruch College places #1 in value in the Northeast and #15 nationally among public schools, according to a new ranking from The Princeton Review.
The Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2021” rankings annually recognizes institutions that have the highest return on investment. Baruch joins a highly selective list that comprises just over one percent of four-year public institutions across the country.
According to The Princeton Review, the schools included on ranking have three exceptional features: stellar academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates.
Baruch College also earned honors on The Princeton Review’s “Top 20 Best Alumni Networks” list, ranking #19 among public schools in the U.S. This ranking was determined based on college student ratings of alumni activity and visibility on campus.
In its profile of Baruch, student surveys said the institution provides “a wide variety of courses (“especially [for] those interested in business”), and the school offers ad-hoc majors, which allows students to design programs that will support their career goals.”
In its profile of Baruch, this is the second consecutive year The Princeton Review has pointed out that there is “an impressive number of career development programs on campus that are free of charge and readily available to all students,” and “it is clear that the professors at Baruch have first-hand experience in the material they are teaching to students.”
Top College for Access and Value
Baruch College continues to earn accolades for its access and value. In the last few months alone, a new ranking released by Intelligent.com named Baruch the second most affordable college among 17,000 institutions evaluated across the country. Baruch also made College Consensus’ “Best Value Colleges & Universities” list, securing the #9 spot.
The Best Value Colleges for 2021 was based on data collected from more than 650 schools by The Princeton Review from fall 2019 through fall 2020 via institutional and student surveys and from PayScale.com on alumni career and salary statistics. The ranking weighted more than 40 data points covering academics, costs, financial aid, debt, graduation rates, and career/salary data. Read more about a full explanation of the methodology.
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