As of 2018, CUNY is the United States’ largest urban public university, with an enrollment of over 274,000 students.
Baruch College has the highest freshman retention rate of any CUNY school at 88%.
Although the campus has limited housing and space, it makes up for this with its impressive 17-story Newman Vertical Campus building. Over 170 student clubs and organizations are available here, as well as 35+ majors in fields such as business, international affairs, art, and science.
Students have praised Baruch for its value, academics, diversity, and student life. Many have noted, however, that Baruch has a strong business lean, so if you’re not planning to major in business, you might prefer a different atmosphere.
Acceptance Rate: 43%
Tuition per Year: $7,462 (in-state), $15,412 (out-of-state)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,091
The total enrollment, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,740 students (making the graduate enrollment 7649 or 39%). The full-time enrollment at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is 13,201 and the part-time enrollment is 6,539 (the route I took to get my MBA).
% of Students in Campus Housing: 2%
Popular Majors: Accounting, finance, business
I guess I could try to find the splintering of the student body into income tranches, but, to be honest, the effort reaches the point of diminishing returns. It’s not that I couldn’t get admitted to MIT (I was accepted by all seven schools I applied to as an undergrad), at the time it didn’t make sense for me to head out of town. After I got married (during my junior year), started a business and switched to night school, grad school at MIT would have been impossible. That said, the night courses were generally taught by “professors” who were moonlighting executives working as heads of their departments at Fortune 500 corporations, and the content had an emphasis on pragmatism.
Anyhow, it must have done some good because my wages tended to be “substantially” higher than the school’s average (but I guess some SOB has to be the one to break the curve