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Money's "Best Colleges" Ranking: Baruch #1 in New York

Claims #1 Spot for “Best Colleges for Business Majors”

Baruch College is the best school in New York—and the best for business majors—according to a new ranking by Money that evaluated 739 institutions nationwide.

The national list “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” focuses on three factors that Money reports are the most important to today’s parents and students: quality of education, affordability, and alumni outcomes.

Baruch’s Money Rankings at a Glance

• #1 in New York, among private and public institutions
• #1 “Best Colleges for Business Majors” in U.S.
• #1 in tristate area, among public institutions (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
• #4 in Northeast, among public institutions
• #33 “Best Colleges” in U.S., among public and private institutions

What Money says about Baruch

In its profile of Baruch, Money points to Baruch’s academic and career success among graduates, its prime New York City location, and rich student diversity and involvement.

• Roughly 69 percent of Baruch students graduate within six years—a rate that is “nearly 19 percent higher than at schools with students from similar academic and economic backgrounds.”
• Alumni earn an average of $55,600 in their early careers, which is about 14 percent higher than graduates from similar universities
• Baruch's New York City location is close to the headquarters of many major corporations, and helps make it one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country
• Students enjoy more than 110 traditional college-life activities, including a campus newspaper, active student government, and 13 Division III sports teams Learn More About Baruch College:

Learn More About Baruch College

Take a Virtual Tour: Visit Baruch College and its three schools—Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and Zicklin School of Business—by viewing its virtual tours.

Baruch's Track Record: Read about Baruch’s year-after-year roster of top rankings and recognitions here.


According to Money, “Six out of 10 parents of college-bound students surveyed by Sallie Mae this spring said they worried about how the pandemic will affect college affordability.” Money created the “Best Colleges for Your Money” list to “To help families navigate these challenges. A total of 739 school were analyzed and ranked on 27 factors in three categories: quality of education, including six-year graduation date, affordability, and the earning outcomes among graduates. Read more about Money’s methodology here.

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(Story published on 8/26/20)

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