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Baruch College Ranks Among 'Best Buy Colleges' by Forbes Magazine

NEW YORK, NY-August 17, 2012 Baruch College has been ranked #20 among America’s “Best Buy Colleges” on the just-released Forbes college ranking list. Baruch College was also ranked #351 among “America's Top Colleges,” leading the charge for all other CUNY senior colleges.

Forbes’ Top 100 “Best Buy Colleges” are calculated by taking each college’s overall quality rank on Forbes annual list of “America’s Top Colleges” and dividing that number by the school’s tuition (in-state where applicable) and additional fees.

In this category, Baruch College ranked higher than other well-known institutions including the University of Virginia; the University of Maryland, College Park; and Iowa State University.

For the “America’s Top Colleges” list, Forbes evaluated 650 colleges which award undergraduate degrees or certificates requiring “4 or more years,” and focus on students’ needs and concerns: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt. 

In this ranking, Baruch College ranked higher than some nationally recognized programs like Marist College, Northeastern University, Pace University, Temple University and DePaul University.


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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