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Baruch College Ranks #5 Among
"Top 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Northeast" by

NEW YORK, NY- July 22, 2014 – Baruch College was recently ranked #5 among the “Top 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Northeast” by is a website that provides information about national colleges and their affordability. The website recently announced its our own ranking that analyzes schools based on eight equally-weighted categories: 6-year graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes taught by TA’s, average entrance ACT score, number of campus organizations, number of academic programs, and Forbes ranking. also factored in affordability, so all the schools on this list have a net price (the total cost of attendance minus the average aid package) under $22,000 – roughly the price tag of a typical year of college. started with a list of all the regionally accredited postsecondary institutions in the Northeast, crossed off all the unaffordable schools, collected data on the remaining schools (nearly 180), assigned them all points based on their performance, and determined the Top 50 schools in the Northeast (Top 25 public and Top 25 private schools).

Baruch College’s profile states: “Freshmen at Baruch College return for another year an average 92% of the time, making quite a statement about how the school exceeds students’ expectations. We’re also not the only ones who have named the institution a top school in the northeast – Baruch has also received accolades from U.S. News, Forbes, and Princeton Review. The school is also one of the most ethnically diverse in the country, with students from over 170 countries who speak more than 110 languages. Net Price: $7,955.”




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. 5 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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