Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education: Baruch College #5 for Diversity in Northeast
March 25, 2021
Baruch College is the #5 college for diversity in the Northeast, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher (WSJ/THE) College Rankings 2021.
The WSJ/THE Northeast region includes 257 public and private colleges and universities. Among the nearly 800 colleges ranked nationally, Baruch was #13 for diversity.
Baruch earned top placement as a result of its environment score, which focuses on the racial and ethnic diversity of students and faculty, the percentage of undergraduates awarded need-based student aid, and the percentage of international students. A full breakdown of the WSJ/THE ranking methodology is available here.
Five other schools in The City University of New York (CUNY) system were also named among the top 10 for diversity in the Northeast: City College of New York, Hunter College, Queens College, Brooklyn College, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Rankings Reflect Baruch’s Diverse Campus
Students at Baruch hail from 155 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Racial and ethnic minorities, including many recent immigrants and children of immigrants, make up 72 percent of the College’s undergraduate population, according to the most recent data.
Baruch is frequently ranked among the most diverse colleges in the country and consistently earns top marks for this category in the WSJ/THE rankings, now in their fifth year. Baruch was also recently named the most diverse college in New York State by Intelligent.com.