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Baruch College Ranks #22 Among Best Colleges in the Region, According to
U.S. News & World Report

Report Shows Baruch Improvements Across All Categories, including its Undergraduate Business Program

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NEW YORK, NY-September 11, 2013 - For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baruch College among the top 25 Regional Universities in the North at #22 on its “Top Regional Universities” annual rankings list. In addition, Baruch is ranked in the top five, for the third year in a row, on the magazine’s list of “Top Public Schools/Regional Universities (North),” ranking at #4. The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, at #58 (up from last year’s #72).

Confirming its reputation for having a student body as diverse as the city of New York and its residents, Baruch College ranked, for the 12th year in a row, in the top ten for “Campus Ethnic Diversity,” ranking at #5 (up from last year’s #9).



Best Colleges (North) - #22

Top Public Schools/Regional Universities (North) - #4

Diversity - #5

Undergraduate Business Programs - #58


Several factors are considered by U.S. News & World Report when compiling its “Best Colleges” rankings, including: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. The editors of the “Best Colleges” list assert that “for families concerned with finding the best academic value for their money, the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings provide an excellent starting point for the college search.”


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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