CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Review

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College is located in the Flatiron/Gramercy Park section of Manhattan, one of New York City's five boroughs. This 4-year public school has a strong business-oriented curriculum.

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College Overview

Educating students since 1847 and part of the CUNY system since 1968, Bernard M. Baruch College offers 23 undergraduate degrees and 30 graduate degrees plus a J.D./MBA in association with Brooklyn Law School. The Division of Continuing and Professional Studies offers non-degree and certificate studies programs. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College has earned places on the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek rankings, among others.

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College has a 15,000-member student body. One-quarter of undergraduates study part time and about half are female. One third of undergraduates are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and another one-third are white. Almost three-quarters of the school's graduate students study part time. As of Fall 2007, almost 80% of all enrolled students attended the college's Zicklin School of Business.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to the college is competitive, with only about one-quarter of applicants being offered acceptance to the school. Students participate in reading, writing and math skills assessment testing prior to enrollment. About 85% of full time undergraduates receive some level of financial aid. Students can apply for need and merit-based scholarships directly from the school.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College's student/faculty ratio is 18:1. An overwhelming majority of Baruch faculty hold Ph.D.'s. or similarly advanced degrees in their fields of study.

The school's award-winning William and Anita Newman Library offers 24/7 reference services via the Internet. Students can access computers in the library, as well as the Baruch Computing and Technology Center and the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People.

The Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor offers students the opportunity to learn stock trading floor practices in a lab setting, complete with fully operational workstations. Additional campus facilities include a television studio, executive conference space, an art gallery and performance space.


  • Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
  • Zicklin School of Business

Contact Information

  • Address: One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington at 24th St), New York, New York 10010
  • Phone number: (646) 312-1000