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Baruch College Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Colleges

The Princeton Review Releases its 2011 Best Colleges List

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(New York, NY, August 3, 2010) – For the third consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the best colleges in America by The Princeton Review. The education services company has profiled Baruch College in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.”

Only about 15% of America’s four-year colleges and just two Canadian schools are cited in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship guide to undergraduate education.

 “We commend Baruch College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools in the book,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher and author of “The Best 373 Colleges.”

Instead of ranking the 373 schools in the “Best” guide, The Princeton Review portrays the outstanding characteristics of each institution, as described in interviews with students. This is done to help prospective students and their parents choose the best “fit.”

Baruch students described their school as “the best college value in New York City” and praised their “unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities.” Students also lauded Baruch for its diversity, and took special notice of the hard work and dedication of the Starr Career Development Center.

In a section entitled, “The Inside Word,” The Princeton Review noted that Baruch College’s business school has become ‘steadily more competitive” and today receives nearly 10 applications for every place in its freshman class.

In a separate section, schools are ranked in 62 separate categories, ranging from significant to light-hearted. Baruch College turns up on three ranking lists: Nobody Plays Intramural Sports; Got Milk?; and Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch. The last two rankings both refer to the low levels of alcohol consumption on the Baruch campus.


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