CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 22 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Baruch College is a great place to study business, accounting and finance. The college has great staff and faculty. The students tend to be genuinely interested in the class subjects and actively participate in class lectures. In addition to these majors the college offers a variety of other programs for interested students. The college's location on the lower eastern side of Manhattan makes it an ideal commute for NYC students.

Academics

The class sizes vary considerably depending on the subject. For example, the new Zicklin School of Business building houses a 500-person lecture hall that is ideal for classes where there are a high number of registrants. Most classrooms tend to seat between 40 to 80 students. The professors tend to be top notch and faculty consists of people very knowledgeable in the subject area. Workload varies by subject but you can at minimum expect homework every day which basically consists of reading or problem solving, two or more exams per semester, one or more papers to be submitted during the semester or a preferred subject, and at least one class presentation.

College Life

College life tends to be very busy with students who either attend full-time or who work and attend school part-time. The school has a vast selection of extracurricular programs and opportunities available to students. There are a variety of different clubs, athletics, weekend activities and social organizations available to students. The campus security is also great in keeping the college safe and certified professionals do a great job during times of emergencies.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Baruch College is a great place to study if you are interested in return on your investment. The Zicklin School of Business inside Baruch College is heavily recruited by the New York area businesses and firms. The campus life is not your typical college. There are no dorms on campus, it is essentially a commuter's college, but the Flat Iron district it is located in has a lot to do, drink, and eat.

Academics

Classes are rough. They push a lot of information at you and you need to learn fast. The professors are very good and will help the students that need it. The free tutor resource through the college is quite excellent for those that need it. Be proactive with your counselors and your schedule. There are a lot of students in this school and you need to register for the classes you need as soon as you can. Plan it out, or you will end up needing an extra semester or two to complete your degree.

College Life

The campus life is not your typical college. There are no dorms on campus, it is essentially a commuter's college, but the Flat Iron district it is located in has a lot to do, drink, and eat. Check out Eatily, Shake Shack, Little India right around the corner, and all the local bars. On campus there is a club for every type of person from all types of life. The campus is very diverse, students come from all over the world.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school is above average, with great professors in the upper tier courses an some awesome professor in the core classes. The mid-classes can have some not good professors. The school is well secured with clean buildings. The facilities are up kept and the location is great. The issues come with registration where there are not a great amount of flexibility and classes tend to get filled super fast.

Academics

The school has 3 major schools in it, with various programs which the only defect with that is that it's hard to find out about them. The professors I would say are average. I have had some horrible professors and some great ones. The class size can range from 15-150. The workload is rough, a lot of homework, a lot of schoolwork, and preparations. The books are way too expensive as a college student.

College Life

The college social life tends to be quite cliquey, and that is one reason that coming in with no friends or acquaintances is hard, because you don't know about anything. There are many clubs most charge a fee, which is annoying because if your parents are not rich it's hard to afford them. There is a lot of opportunity within the college to join organizations, clubs and programs. Yet with the big school load and financing your basic expenses. It is hard to find the time to go and find out about it and then do everything it takes for the application.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

So far, this is my second year and I really love it. It's either I am lucky to pick out classes that actually interest me or the school just have a lot of interesting things for us students to learn and look forward to. And this school really do try to get students to get involve with school life, with clubs and many more other activities.

Academics

There is a lot of interesting classes to take and professors are 90% fair and class sizes are decent. so far the classes I have taken, the professor really do help you out when you need them, and will do their best to make you comfortable. I mean some classes do give you a lot of work and forget that majority of the students also take another 3-4 classes and it takes up a lot of time. But it's all about time management.

College Life

I've recently join a club and became part of the exclusive board member. The club that I have join is does a lot of co-sponsor with other clubs which helps meet new people and inform other students that are not in clubs also to be into the student life on campus.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Baruch College is one of the most diverse colleges in NYC which makes it a wonderful and unique place to learn. Most important thing to remember about Baruch College is that things may get hectic and overwhelming so stop by Student Life and take a load off.

Academics

I am majoring in Political Science and from what I have seen so far the Political Science Department is outstanding. They help you find Internships in the field of Politics and get you really acquainted with politics home and abroad.

College Life

School life is hectic, and since Baruch is made up of commuter schools its difficult for students to get involved. But Baruch Life really does try to get everyone involved, hence the allocated club hours on Thursday. Best club to join would be AIESEC a club which centers on sending students abroad to different countries to get an experience of a life time.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I definitely have tips for prospective students! I came to Baruch as a back-up plan to my dream school. But, I cannot picture myself anywhere else now that I am here. I am in my third year and my number one suggestion is to be completely open minded. This school is so incredibly diverse and located in the middle of New York City, so everything is at your finger tips. A lot of people come to class and then turn around and go right home. We are considered a commuter school. However, there are over 100 student clubs and organizations in the school, greek life, athletics teams, student government and even paid student positions. There are so many things to do that why go to class, sit in the back and never meet the person next to you? Who knows if they will be your next best friend, spouse, business partner etc. If I did not get involved while in Baruch, I would not have stayed here very long. Being in this school has taught me to 'never judge a book by its cover,' you may meet your husband or wife in the elevator, not to mention in New York City. EXPLORE! Walk outside of the vertical campus and go to Union Square, Central Park, Shake Shack, etc. Go mini golfing, visit a museum, shop in Chinatown or eat in Little Italy. Few students have the chance to do everything which 'the city that never sleeps' can offer, and go to an incredible, well-known, competitive school. But, we can at Baruch.

Academics

I have been very pleased with my classes and my program in Baruch. It took me some time to find my perfect place in the school and what I really loved to study, but I think that has made me even more qualified to discuss this. I have been in the pre-business classes at Baruch as well as the Weissman School of Liberal Arts. I came to Baruch assuming that I wanted to go into some aspect of business. So I started taking the classes to lead me on that path. But, I was miserable. I hated the numbers, charts, graphs etc. I did not understand any of them, nor did I want to. But I would realize that every night I would watch my favorite shows on HGTV and every time I would walk into a room, I would automatically see what I wanted to change about it. Also, I planned the first annual Recognition Banquet for my organization, and it was an Ah-ha! moment of how much I loved the process. I also came into the major I am in by looking at my strengths. Baruch College's Student Life Office offers a strengths test and communication was in my top 5. So after some research, I chose Corporate Communications where I can pursue a career as an event planner and venue decorator, and yet be a well rounded communicator in a work space. Baruch prepares you for more than just the field you want to go into, they make sure that you have a worldly understanding. The curriculum entails so much more than just what fulfills your major and minor, it encompasses things you would never think to study in a well-known 'business school.' Philosophy, psychology, sociology etc., all make me a better student and more well-versed candidate for any career choice. The work load is what I think of as average. We have large lecture classes as well as small, tight-knit classes. Our professors are all passionate and very experienced in their field. We work hard but that is what Baruch requires of you. Coming out of this school holding a degree means you fought for it and you earned it.

College Life

Weekend activities never end in the big apple. There is always something to do anywhere you go, uptown, midtown, downtown, Brooklyn, all over. There are also specific places that Baruch students are known for taking over. Wings nights, bar, clubs, restaurants; Once you say Fitz, there is not one person on campus who will not know what that is, where it is and what're their happy hour specials. There's also things that Baruch does for their students like themed parties, street carnivals with rides and attractions, food trucks, renting Rockefeller Center for Ice Skating and so much more. For a typical commuter school, we do pretty a-typical things! We are building more of a campus by closing down 25th street in Manhattan between Lex and 3rd and creating an outdoor cafe. Every year, Baruch acquires more beds in NYC dormitories for students coming from out of state, international students, athletes and scholarship holders. Campus safety has never been an issue in my mind at all, both in the academic campus and in the dorms. There has not been one day in my three years at Baruch where I felt nervous or not well-protected. The public safety officers get to know you when you come in in the morning and they are always smiling, saying hello. As for the athletics department, we may be a D3 school, but we have the best fans. We even have a contest called the Ultimate Bearcat Fan where groups of students dress up in all sorts of wild outfits and cheer all night for prizes like iPad minis, Kindle Fires, gift cards etc. If you are involved in this school, you will have an amazing time. Some organizations I suggest are TEAM Baruch, the numerous honors societies, the radio station WBMB, The Ticker newspaper, or the Transfer Student Organization. All of these groups and so many more absolutely take over the 2nd floor atrium of the vertical campus every Thursday during our designated club hours. You can hear the music from outside the building, there is food, games, and simply networking. Baruch really has something to offer for everyone.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I enjoy studying at Baruch college. It is spacious, modern, well-equipped, great service. I was lucky to have great professors each semester. Overall atmosphere provides good feeling and motivation to study.

Academics

Classes are well organized. It is challenging but attainable. Professors provide material that is relevant to life, not just raw theory. Overall prepares you well for future career. Rooms are cozy, clean, and air-conditioned.

College Life

There are different workshops, seminars that are held by fun and smart professors or guests from different organizations. These social events are accompanied by food and drinks. It gives an opportunity to meet people and learn a lot.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall the school is great! It's in the heart of Manhattan, giving lots of opportunities to meet new and great people. The campus is filled with wonderful and kind student and I am very happy with my choice to come here.

Academics

Classes are relatively small in my area of study, which really helps in getting to learn the material throughly. The professor themselves are generally great educators but there are a few who in my opinion should not be teaching. For the most part there are very qualified individuals who have graduated from top schools from around the world and show a great intrest in their area of expertise. You can often see students conversing with professors throughout the school, which really helps build a friendly environment.

College Life

There are numerous fraternities, sororities, clubs and societies, so there is always something new for a motivated student to try out. The campus is always safe, being guarded at all times by campus police. There are various sport teams to join as well as numerous games to attend throughout the week but there is a lack of activities on weekends outside of this.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Large amounts of red tape present. Very large and sometimes difficult beurocratic structure. You really have to be on top of your study course because the course rules change sometimes without your knowledge or consent. There are a number of graduate scholarship opportunities but you have to be almost annoying in getting acess to them because the scholarship directors tend to want to dissuade some students from applying and tend to favor other students.

Academics

The school provides a rigorous course of study but your success will depend mostly on which professors you choose, so do your research. Keep up with the readings, as it is important. The programs provide some interesting course options but you have to be very diligent and goal oriented to get the most out of the education.

College Life

Students generally are very easy-going and hard-working people. The atmosphere is one of here-to-get-things-done and one feels safe on campus. I am unable to provide input as t the weekend life and athletics but then again, you are in New York City so the weekend life is always great. The school has a fairly sizable pool which is offered to students, and a reasonable weight room, etc. There is a feww yoga course at lunch on Thursdays, which is fantastic.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Baruch College is a very underrated school. Because Baruch College is in the city of the financial services, it is a target school for large banks such as JP Morgan as well as other boutiques. Some highlights of this College include: The Vertical Campus is a marvelous architectural building. It consolidated many of Baruch's other campus locations into one modern, convenient, and easy to utilize option for us students. It allows you to see great views of the city. The building is filled with natural light whenever you are out of class and traversing the halls.There are state of the art facilities in the Vertical Campus (including modern classrooms, and swimming pools/basketball courts, that are sometimes used by NBA Players), and in the nearby Library building: such as the real time modern stock trading floor, the BCTC, and W & A Newman Library. This College is great all around student culture both on and off campus in the neighborhood around Baruch. In short, Baruch is a terrific option for anyone in NYC who wants to get the most out of their higher learning options. The tuition costs of attending to Baruch are very inexpensive compared to other private universities.

Academics

Baruch College has three primary schools: The Zicklin School of Business, School of Public Affairs, and my school the Weissman Liberal Arts School. As you see there is a variety of different subjects/courses offered here at Baruch. This school is not that easy to get into (23% acceptance rate) and the courses are demanding. Professors are for the most part are very competent and helpful (with a few exceptions). The library has its own separate building, with excellent computer labs, laptops and textbooks lending program. It is fairly new, which makes studying in a nice environment much more pleasurable. The only drawback is the limited outdoor spaces. The Newman Library, it's always packed. Morning through night, midterms/finals or not. But, there's a reason for that. It's very sleek, and regal in its design. The spiral stairs alone are an iconic presence here. But, you also get a great feeling within each time. The kind of feeling you get when you walk into the grand study room of a mansion. Beyond the great design aesthetics, the Newman Library also has a great collection of print, digital, and archival/microfilm options. In addition to a wide selection of general newspapers and business magazines.

College Life

Baruch has many different clubs and organizations. It is very easy to participate in college life if you have the time to spare. There are club hours everyday, various parties every week. People (students and professors) are well educated and nice. There is a lot of diversity. The athletics department is well organized. There is a free gym, free laptop (MAC and PC) rentals, the library building has its own trading floor. The classrooms and the equipment are nice and modern. Safety is top notch, you cannot get in without ID. Also, the street between the Vertical Campus and the Library Building is closed, and open for students to hang out. The only bad thing would be crowded elevators, with huge lines waiting to get in them (better off taking the stairs). However, they did just open a brand new escalators, which helps the elevator situation. The only thing I could think of that I would love to change are the bathrooms. They should be much cleaner!


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