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  • 08/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 1 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Baruch is great for students who like to get in and get out of class quick. Classes start and end promptly. It's for the student who likes the city life of New York. There are only 3 campus buildings, but there is much to do in the area around the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that overall, Baruch College is a great school that gives students a very clear pathway to their goals. They have very good advisers to help students keep on that path to success.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are a bit expensive. A full schedule will cost about $2,000. They recently had to raise the cost per class, so now it's about $2,500. If I were to advise, I would tell students to take 18 credits in a semester because you pay the same price once you are taking over 12 credits.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here for three reasons. I enjoy the challenge from most of the Professors here, I appreciate the convenience of the Computer Lab, and most of all, I love the diversity among the students.

    Am learning a lot

    As a Baruch student, I have been learning non-stop since I first started attending last Fall. Baruch Professors set the class environment and give you the push you need to challenge yourself.

  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    business majors/pre law

    Tips for prospective students

    amazing high-tech busy school

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hold your breath for information from Baruch if you are also considering other schools. You will be forced to wait. If you are transferring right out of high school it might not be so bad as you know you will start at Baruch from scratch. If you are transferring credits, it will take an act of congress to find out which ones will transfer-- at least in the time you need to know if you are considering other schools. Very disappointed.

    Bang for the buck

    I have been accepted and was planning on transferring. As an out of state student, I needed to know certain information before I could move to New York and attend. The most important information I needed was what credits would transfer from my school to Baruch. Baruch would not provide me with this information and said I had to show up in person, 2 weeks before classes start, to receive it. As a business school is concerned, I found this very unprofessional and disappointing. I could not risk moving to New York before knowing if only some or all of my credits would transfer. Additionally I was on deadlines with my back up schools and would risk being left out of college completely if, hypothetically, I waited for Baruch and found out that they did not accept all of my credits. When you are about to pay a school thousands of dollars and have been accepted AND intend to attend, you should be treated and given a level of customer service that helps and makes the transition process easier. (especially for out of state transfers)

    Will enjoy being here

    You will learn a lot. You won't be in an atmosphere ideal for networking and building relationships with other students unless you are involved in a club. It is the definition of a commuter school.

    Will learn a lot

    It's college--you're bound to learn something

  • 03/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Majors and Accounting. Baruch is one of the best cuny colleges for these majors. They have other good majors such as psychology, and other liberal arts, but not anything in the medical field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by the big building. Once you get use to your schedule, and familiarise yourself with the school buildings you will feel comfortable. Attend your FRO class. This is your freshmen class. You do not get credits for attending the class, only pass or fail, but if you fail the class you will not be able to graduate without taking it again. the FRO class also helps you to get familiar with people that you will most likely see in your other classes. There are certain exams that you will have to take in order to graduate. I would suggest getting them done as soon as possible so that you can put yourself in the position to graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    You have to pay a technology fee. This is helpful at times. Basically you put $100 in advice for printer service. Most people do not use all the money, sadly this is when you feel like your being robbed because if you don't use all your printer fee you do not get to save the money or it is not given back to you. This is probably one of the flaws to the fees but other perks are. You can save on buying books. You can request your professor to place a few copies of the book on reserve, and you will not have to pay to use it. Within the school they also buy back as well as sell used books. They have many computer rooms all with access to the Internet, and they also have pretty good wifi. You can borrow books, laptops, calculators and other items for an entire semester or for a few hours. There are many great clubs and sororities to join. Although they do not have dorms you can set up housing, and find a place near by.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is nice. They have many free events, many chances to win free products, and they always offer discounts to certain movie theaters, as well as live theater productions. During your first year you will make friends. The freshman program helps to integrate freshmen into the college. You will end up seeing many of the same people in your classes which is very helpful. I still keep in touch with my friends from my freshmen year.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors are very knowledgeable in varies subjects. Often times even if you are in a math or science class you will learn about a topic from another subject. This makes it easier for you to approach your professor if your planning on taking that particular course, or if you feel more comfortable talking to that professor instead of another.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is known for its business program. If you want to major in business, Baruch is right for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unfortunately, you can't double major if you pursue a business degree.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    To get into each building, Baruch ID cards MUST be presented or swiped. Security guards carefully monitor students and make sure no one can sneak into the building.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baruch College has many, many clubs for different types of students, ranging from different ethnic clubs to business groups or interest clubs. Every week, the clubs offer different activities and may even have bake sales.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, Baruch College has its dedicated club hours where clubs meet in the afternoon and share their interests and ideas over refreshments.

    What to do for fun

    As such a small school, it is surprising how much there is to do for fun. Baruch has a game room with ping pong and foosball tables. It has many computer labs and even a piano room for those who want to play during their breaks. Baruch also has a performing arts center where people can watch plays. The basement levels have a gym, basketball courts, volleyball courts and handball courts.

    Food and Dining

    Baruch College is in a neighborhood with many hidden gems. Inexpensive and good food can be found within walking distance but the school also has its own cafeteria and a small Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms have not been opened yet for this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are expected to do well in this school and classes can be challenging. Professors are willing to help and usually have office hours dedicated to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baruch College provides SO many opportunities and resources for both graduates and undergraduates. Students really need to take advantage of what this college offers.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College is the most diverse campus in the city and allows anyone to fit in. Making friends is very easy and there are campus events weekly that will keep students entertained and involved. Professors and students are always glad to help.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are abundant in Baruch, and out of the 200 plus that are available now there is a very easy way to start your own. Simply get ten student signatures and present them to the undergraduate association and that's it! Club started.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants to attend a quality school without paying the price of a private university is a perfect fit for Baruch College. Especially if you are planning to commute back and forth to school.

    Bang for the buck

    Baruch is an awesome school to attend because its not hidden away in a rural state, but it is in the heart of the business empire of The United States. New York CIty. This coupled with the fact that tuition usually doesnt exceed $3000-$4000 a semester makes for one really efficient and cost-friendly school.

    What to do for fun

    With over 200 clubs that you can join on a whim there is no lack of fun things to do. There's also a game room complete with pool table, air hockey, and ping pong and plenty of lounge areas located all aroung the school. Also on the lower level is the athletic department: basketball courts, volleyball courts, swimming pool, paddleball arena, and full workout gym.

    Food and Dining

    Baruch itself does not offer great food, but there are plenty of dining options within a square block radius of the campus that you will definitely find enjoyable. From Korean to Greek to French, there is something you will find to suit your pallet.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome!!! Only word that expresses it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are pretty intense from the start and only get more intense as you progress in the school, so while the classes are moderately easy in the freshman and sophomore years, stock up on good grades because they are extremely tough to get as you progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect all fun and games. Getting into Baruch is tough. Getting into the Zicklin School of Business is tougher. Get prepared to work almost three times as long outside the classroom than inside it just to get a satisfactory grade. Baruch is not one of the best schools in New York because they allow slackers.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College is an exciting place to be! Located in the concrete jungle that is Manhattan, it provides an awesome learning and fun college experience for students of many diverse races. In this school are three schools: The ZIcklin School of Business (Top 5 Business schools in NY), Weissman School of Arts and School of Public Affairs where you can surely find a degree program that suits your liking and your lifestyle.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You cannot enter the campus without an ID.

    Greek Life

    Baruch is too Greek for my liking.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join as many as you can, you will be able to meet people that will be helpful to you, for instance what professors to take, where to find tasty food for cheap. Just don't let the club life be a priority.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to be a fan of Greek and beer!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and take leadership roles which will help you. Go see the basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, but too pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really expensive and apparently they are not clean. you are better off renting off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your homework and stay on top of the class work. Do not take any class lightly because it might creep up on you and you will receive an unwanted grade. Make use of ratemyprofessor.com.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is the best city college for any business major. Although the CUNY system makes it difficult for students to progress in a productive way with their education, I have to say that I am being challenged in my classes. I mean the system is very slow, the financial office is not helpful. As a student you have to find out everything on your own, there isn't any guidance what so ever.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of security, but certain ones can be rude.

    Greek Life

    There are lots of frats but they are academic so, for the most part, they are co-ed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs, you just need to find your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for business students, foreign students, students that don't want a typical college experience (parties, sororities, campus that has grass, etc...).

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, I feel like I could get a better education somewhere else for the price I am paying. Once I get in-state-residency rate come Fall of 2013 (which is considerably lower than out-of-state), I hopefully won't feel like I wasted time and money here.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs at school or just explore. If you're old enough to enjoy the night life or if you don't live with family that will prevent you from enjoying the night life, then there are plenty of things to do after hours.

    Food and Dining

    Compared to my other friends, Baruch's food is really good. You have plenty of options and if you don't feel like dining on campus, there are plenty of restaurants around to catch a quick and/or cheap bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any typical on campus housing. Baruch lies on 25th street while the dorms are all the way up near Harlem (around 96th street). The dorms are nice, but Dorm Life is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from an honors and AP course load in high school, my first semester at Baruch felt like a cake walk.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE especially if you are from out of state!!!! Trying to get a straight or correct answer is like pulling teeth but you MUST fight for yourself and get help or you will be just another number whether it is with administrations (financial aid, undergrad admissions, etc...) or with teachers.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is a business school through and through. It has its perks, but if you come from out of state or do not plan on being a business major, good luck. This goes for any potential CUNY student, the CUNY system may implement something called PATHWAYS in Fall 2013, look it up because it may change your mind on going to a CUNY school.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many security guards everywhere. Haven't heard of a single problem happening here in my time attending.

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds, for all different religions and sports enthusiasts, and even gender specific like Women in Business.

    Great for these types of students

    I would say it appeals to all, especially given the huge amount of foreign transfer students. Life will be much easier on you if you're going for business, though, since that's the school's main focus. Also, speak fluent English. I can't imagine how hard the classes would be if you didn't speak English well enough.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely one of the best experiences I've had with a college given it's tuition rate. Although I would love for the paperwork stuff to go smoother, you're just never going to have a totally bumpfree experience with a community college.

    Food and Dining

    If you're a lover of Asian food, like myself, you'll find plenty of options right outside of the college. Right across from the campus are Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants, and even a mexican grill that I go to often. Although there's a Starbucks in the college itself, there's also one across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes so far have definitely been more challenging than I'm used to, and sometimes in different ways (Not just the typical write me a 5 page essay sort of deal.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all of your paperwork much, much earlier than you expect to, or pick days that you know people won't be actually attending the college such as during spring break or on a holiday where the school is still open because the lines for offices like Financial Aid just aren't worth it. Definitely invest in a laptop because some professors go too fast for you to keep up in writing. And I've encountered some that base all of their tests solely on your notes and not at all on the books. Try and look up information about the professor before deciding on your classes since their teaching styles will dramatically affect how the course goes (especially since some of them don't even give traditional finals). Apply early to your classes, especially if you want to take them in the afternoon. The competition for spots in popular courses is brutal... Some students were even caught using programs that automatically apply for them so they could reserve their spot. If you can't apply early, then I hope you're a morning person. I wouldn't apply for more than 4 classes a semester with the workload some of the professors provide you, especially if you intend on having a social life. Always rent your books, never buy because even though the professor may say you'll need it for the course, in my experience it's rare that the book is so fundamental to the class that it's worth buying. If you live outside of the city, or far from the school, definitely try and get used to trains. Driving your car is not an option with the parking problems, and the traffic makes taxis almost obsolete.

    In three sentences

    Definitely everything you would expect from a CUNY college placed in Manhattan. The experience you'll get out of a class is highly dependent on the professor you choose, since they all teach their classes differently but so far I haven't had a bad experience. Although their student services are pretty slow and annoying at times, especially their mail which arrives at your house weeks from when it was first written, it's kind of expected.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You need a card to swipe into buildings. If you don't have one, you can't get in. Pretty safe for the NYC area.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is existent, but not many people partake in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club life is existent but I have not really dabbled in it at all.

    Bang for the buck

    This school's academics are on par with NYU, except the price is less and the campus is way smaller. You save so much money and loans by going here and all nyc area businesses know the school very well

    What to do for fun

    Everything outside of school that you are surrounded by in the city!

    Food and Dining

    Again, it is largely a commuter school, so the dining area is really small. Everyone goes trekking through the city to find places to eat. It can get expensive.

    Dorm Life

    This is mostly a commuter school. You can rent an apartment in the NYC area if need be. The housing they have I can't comment on because I have never seen it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes definitely challenge you. Although some teachers are horrible, you will find which ones are best over time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to save money this is definitely bang for your buck. The school is working hard on making it a more friendly atmosphere, seeing that it is mostly commuters.

    In three sentences

    The college is great for Business related majors. The school has a great reputation amongst NYC businesses. The campus is small.

  • 10/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for city kids and suburban as well. If you don't mind commuting most of the time, this is the right school for you. Business is the big thing, so if you're interested, this is right for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you prepare yourself for the workload, and enjoy being in the city, Baruch is the right choice for you. You don't need to be a business major to attend Baruch either. It offers other programs with smaller classes, which might be even better because you get more attention.

    Bang for the buck

    Baruch is school that is worth it's money. Unlike some private schools where you have to pay a whole lot more and be in debt after graduating, Baruch offers the fundamental things needed to succeed without that debt hanging above your head.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a commuter, it's fairly easy to get to Baruch and as long as you're open to meeting new people, you'll definitely meet people that will become one of your best buddies.

    Am learning a lot

    At Baruch, I'm learning a lot, both in and out of the classrooms. During your freshmen year, you have seminars that help you adjust and learn the ways of Baruch life.

  • 12/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    13 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business major Accounting major ( its in top 10 accounting program!) Students who are career-oriented and don't care about no-campus life Students who love diversity and city life

    Tips for prospective students

    As I am an international student and entering in Spring term , it is not an easy process. I would advice every international student to apply for Macaulay Honor Program if you have good GPA and SATs. I thought I could apply it later and now I feel like I have wasted taking SATs. Also, ISSC takes so long to issue i20. So be sure you send in all the required proofs as soon as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very affordable compared with other schools in the States. Besides, it is in the New York City! Also, the reputation of Baruch in accounting programme is a plus for student like me. I think Baruch is worth every penny!

    Will enjoy being here

    Even though Baruch is on the list of College with least happy students, I think I will love the career-oriented atmosphere. Yet there are many clubs that we could participate in. As long as I am getting new good friends and learning about interesting topics ,I will truly enjoy my college years.

    Will learn a lot

    I really hope that I will learn a lot not only in academic area but also in other aspects because this is situated in one of the most vibrant and crowded of New York City and it is also known for its diversity.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is a safe environment.

    Greek Life

    there is a whole bunch.

    Clubs and Activities

    it is very busy student life. you just need to start socializing with people.

    Great for these types of students

    students who love the city and a busy life.

    What to do for fun

    you are in new york city, take the train.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is fair. however you are in the city and there is various choices.

    Dorm Life

    i do not have a dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    so far as a transfer student, my professors has been amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to start networking with everyone.

    In three sentences

    baruch college is rated as among the best and now i understand why. being here for my first semester as a transfer student has been extraordinary.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe and in a great neighborhood.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of clubs but accounting society is the most prestigious.

    Great for these types of students

    commuters, older students, students who work full time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    accounting society is hard to get into but is the best resource in the school.

    Bang for the buck

    less then $5000 a year if you live in new york and under $20,000 if you don't. a great deal no matter how you cut it with the amount of interships the school offers.

    What to do for fun

    this is nyc so the world is your oyster going to this school.

    Food and Dining

    not very good, mostly a commuter school.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the business school is extremely rigorous to compete with the likes of nyu and columbia.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep your gpa as high as possible. apply early and show an interest in business.

    In three sentences

    baruch is an amazing school for the price. if you are an accounting student, this is the only school you should go to in nyc. all the others are much too expensive for the same degree and instruction you would receive at any of the higher priced schools.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it's located in between gramercy, flatiron and murray hill in the city. walking distance from union square, penn station, k-town and many other places. won't find another city campus like baruch.

    Bang for the buck

    being one of the few schools in the nation with a trading floor and it's low tuition. baruch offers a big bang for the buck, especially since major companies are always recruiting.

    What to do for fun

    there's events every week, especially thursday nights. every thursday's from noon until 2 no one has classes, just so they can be active within a club.

    Food and Dining

    food inside the school is good and there's all kinds of food outside the school. many places offer a student discount just for being a baruch student.

    Dorm Life

    baruch is finally getting dorms. definitely expanding!

    Tips for prospective students

    you have to get involved, if you don't you'll just be a typical commuter student and will realize that you should've been involved and active your junior year.

    In three sentences

    big student life & city campus culture. success depends on the students, not the professors. not just a business school, baruch also has an arts & science school and public affairs school.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it's new york city. what don't you do?

    Food and Dining

    new york city has a wide range of choices.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    not all classes are perfect, but everyone seems to be wanting to be innovative and practical.

    Tips for prospective students

    this experience is what you make of it. no one is here to hand you your education. the more engage your professors and classmates, the more you will learn about yourself and the issues that are important to the goals that you want to reach in life. you want to learn about,

    In three sentences

    baruch has a host of intelligent faculty who combine professional experience with academic excellence. it allows students to feel like they are getting not just an education, but guidelines to succeed in the real world.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    on site cafeteria and starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard!

    In three sentences

    baruch college is a great school. they have excellent academic programs.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hit the bars!

    Food and Dining

    There are some good restaurants near the school. The gramercy cafe is where I go for my breakfast, good price and good food. If you're in the mood for Chinese, there is a Chinese store next to the school that has a $5 special. Check it out!

    Dorm Life

    Baruch recently got housing for its students. Haven't checked it since I already have an apartment, but it will be good for student's that go away during the summer. You can only live in the housing during the Fall and Sprng semesters. It's very close to Baruch and close to main areas in Manhattan.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the schools Baruch expect you to have at least a 2.5 GPA. You need to make sure you get good grades in your class's, especially your major courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good luck and just make sure you visit www.ratemyprofessor.com to see the reviews for the instructions. You always want to make sure you get a good instructor. pointless taking a class if you're not going to learn anything.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 20 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is not an issue.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    very little to do

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students just looking to take cheap classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tiny campus

    Bang for the buck

    It is very inexpensive.

    What to do for fun

    I went home on weekends. There is no sense of community.

    Food and Dining

    Manhattan is VERY expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. I lived in student housing on 34th and 8th Ave. All foreign students. My roommate did not speak english.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are moderate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Perfect if you want to go to class and go home.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is academically a great school. Forget it if you are looking for the college experience. There is none.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play billiards or ping pong in the game room. Play basketball or squash in the gym. Exercise in the fitness center. Go to the Fitzgerald Pub.

    Food and Dining

    There are many Indian, Chinese, and Thai restaurants around Baruch, as well as Subway's, Popeye's, Dunkin Donuts, and Chipotle. Along with these, there are other small cafes.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm myself, but I heard they are quite convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch is difficult for those who do not focus in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should make sure to take advantage of the campus -- the fitness center, game room, and library. Students should also take advantage of the ability to rent laptops, ipads, and video recorders.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College has a wide variety of educational opportunities for students to choose from. It is possibly the most culturally diverse college that I am aware of. It also has very competent professors who are passionate about the subjects in which they teach.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In my years at Baruch, I have yet to hear of any crimes or negative instances. Campus Security Officers are helpful for students and insure that the faculty, guests, and students' safety is protected.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very much present on Campus. Sororities and Fraternities range of social organizations to ethnic-oriented organizations to academic/social organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 150+ clubs at Baruch, there is any and everything and undergraduate student could want to be involved with. Clubs at Baruch range from Greek Organizations to the Pre-Law Society, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to the Archery club, and even a Mac club. If, for any reason, you cannot find a club that fulfills your interest, just grab 9 of your friends, create an E-board and your new club is pretty much active.

    Great for these types of students

    Baruch is great for every type of student. The opportunities available aren't inclusive of any in crowd. If you want to be part of something, it can be as easy as showing interest and dedication.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    While Baruch may not have a traditional campus, there are several block parties hosted at Baruch where students can rock climb, eat free food, watch performances from popular music artists, ice skate, dance, and socialize. Baruch is also the only school in the city that hosts an overnight fundraising event for Relay for Life every Spring.

    Bang for the buck

    Charging just under $6000/yr for a full-time (in-state) Undergraduate student, the opportunities, in every aspect, at Baruch definitely outweighs the low tuition charged.

    What to do for fun

    Baruchians are known for hard core studying, but we do know how to party too. Every semester there are numerous performances, parties, block parties, fundraisers and other social gatherings open for all students. Baruch also boasts having 150+ clubs, including Sororities andFraternities. Not to mention, Baruch is just minutes away from Times Square, Union Square, dozens of movie/athletic/concert arenas, lounges, clubs, volunteer hubs, Coney Island Beach and any other big name location fathomable in NYC.

    Food and Dining

    Settled near the heart of the financial district, the Flatiron District, SOHO, NOHO, Times Square, Harold Square, Union Square and Canal Street Baruchians have access to every and any type of food thinkable. From Thai food a block away to Dallas BBQs to Pink Berry, there's no food to get tired of.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Baruch has just started. Its dorm location in the lower 90s in Manhattan lends a decent location for students and ample distance to get to class in 15 minutes or the opportunity to explore the city between the campus and dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch offers a top notch education at very inexpensive tuition rates. Baruch faculty expect nothing less than superior thinking and efforts to be made in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    The key to a successful undergraduate experience is short and simple: Be involved in everything you can be and always ask questions!

    In three sentences

    Baruch College offers its students both the experience of a commuter city in the midst of a busy and effervescent city and the opportunity to become engaged in traditional social/academic activities. Baruch College has open the doors and paved way for its students to flourish as individuals and as part of the greater NYC community. I am proud to say that I will be an alumnus of Baruch College, thanks to the support and guidance of Baruch faculty, fellow peers, and internship supervisors.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Meet more people from school and get together. Find new places to travel to. The city life is full of sightseeing places, the best restaurants, the best shopping malls and many more. Be adventurous.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many restaurants in the city. The best site to go on for god reviews is yelp.com which I, myself, go on a lot even though I grew up in this city.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the city so I'm not familiar with the dorm life. I know that there are various locations in Manhattan where there are Baruch dorms and I have visited a friend's dorm room. It's not very spacious for one person but just like any other dorms in college, the whole floor is filled with college students.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very rigor as how schools should be. Be honest and work hard. College is the time to be serious with time-management and organization.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for college. It's no joke. It's okay to be independent sometimes.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very lively however if you don't become an active student in school, it may feel lonesome. There are numerous restaurants and parks around the area so it really gives the city-life vibe. It's not a big campus.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Crazy security, just a regular day in Manhattan.

    Greek Life

    nothing special besides business

    Clubs and Activities

    Crazy amount of business clubs, fraternities and internships

    Great for these types of students

    interested in business? love it hate to do work? hate it

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Vertical Campus, classes in 2 buildings no long walks, amazing views from top of building, sick gym + basketball all day long.

    Bang for the buck

    $2500 for a semester. Respected as highly as Harvard Business School, do the math.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you can possibly think of

    Food and Dining

    NYC, enough said

    Dorm Life

    Living at an apartment in NYC is the best experience, even if you don't party as much as a college dorm there are literally 20 bars outside my doors and checking of age is definitely optional.

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely tough, if your interested in what your learning you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your trying to enjoy your first semester at school by drinking smoking grabbing girls and crazy partying..this school might not be ready for you. But if your a transfer student whos been thru all that and really want to have a good job at the end of school come on by! (im a transfer)

    In three sentences

    Great school if your ready to work hard..Nothing like anything I've been to and I've been at four other schools. If you want to learn your craft, and learn it well, this is the best place for you(BUSINESS++++,PUBLIC AFFAIRS++++)

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    very good dining and cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    No dorm available.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good professors. Very open and helpful environment. As well as good learning experience.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Attend clubs, and explore the city! Take advantage if the student discounts

    Dorm Life

    It's in the middle of the city, no space for dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends, attend clubs if you have the time. They are extremely informative! Don't be afraid to visit your professors and the free tutoring, they are here to help amd they want to help!

    In three sentences

    Located in the middle of the business world! A school filled with opportunities every step of the way. You will have a chance to meet great professors and competitive students just like you, who will have you working hard. What a challenge!

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards and policemen everywhere. Its an extremely safe campus with great people who watch out for you! I have lost my wallet twice and had it returned to me by the student life office (a janitor has returned it there). It was the same case for my portfolio, which contained important documents. I was beyond amazed to have gotten them back but Baruch is a very trusting environment.

    Greek Life

    The sororities are pretty non-existent; however, I have heard from male friends that the initiation for frats are difficult...

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs at Baruch - I'm confident there is a club here to meet your needs. They have a complete list at http://baruch.cuny.edu.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're prepared to get up early for morning classes with enough time to commute to the city, Baruch is definitely for you! If you appreciate diversity, Baruch is the most culturally diverse campus in the nation!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people sit by Bernard M. Baruch's status as a rite of pasage, although its nothing special. The space right outside the vertical campus is a great place to catch up with friends in between classes, only when the weather agrees, so be careful!

    Bang for the buck

    For cheap coffee, there is a cart by 24th Street (at the c�������³rner) and it sells hot coffee for a dollar! Avoid getting Starbucks daily, it wastes way too much money. There is a pizza place that has relatively good dollar pizza around the gramercy area right next to starbucks (on 24th street). They don't accept cards though so make sure to carry extra cash with you at all times.

    What to do for fun

    If you think you deserve a treat, maybe after getting that first A in Eng 2150 or acing the philosophy midterm, you should head over to the student life office on the third floor to get some discount tickets! Broadway plays in Times Square or hop by the theatre on 23rd. Retail therapy is available in Union Square or by Penn Station (34th & Lexington).

    Food and Dining

    The sushi at school is amazing! There are sushi chefs inside the cafeteria who make it fresh at all times of the day. I'd recommend the spicy salmon roll as it is not too heavy, with some spicy mayo sauce of course! It costs about 8 dollars for an 8-piece sushi combo. The pizza is good, nothing to rave about, although cheap ($3) but if you get a topping of mushrooms and season it like crazy, with oregano, red peppers, garlic and cheddar, it should taste just fine! The salads are a pretty popular option; sometimes all people get to contain their hunger and save money by buying a cube of cheese with grapes (it really does work!). The chicken tenders and fries honestly are not something I would eat again.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely spacious (but expensive). I would caution against going too crazy and just make sure to maintain a clean, personal space. Everyone helps out in the kitchen so its awesome. Have your mother/father or some other close relative send you packages full of goodies every month at least! Learn to cook :)

    Academic Rigor

    So far, as a freshman, the classes I'm taking are mostly prerequisites. For psychology, I have an amazing professor so as long as I pay attention in that class, I am on track to getting an A. As for my other courses, it definitely depends on the teacher. I know calculus is not going too well for my math class as a result of the professor's policies. Most of the professors' policies are listed in the syllabus so have a copy with you handy (either online or a hard-copy). The classes are not hard as long as you take notes in class and keep up with your homework, don't procrastinate for tests, etc. It is okay to do that in the beginning of the semester, but from there, it only gets harder, so that would not be a wise idea. Register for the right classes at the right time!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that you definitely keep in touch with your professors. That is helpful for especially large classes in which it may seem like you are just a number. Also, keeping up with homework assignments online or through blackboard is a must. Attendance is rigorously taken so make sure you are in class and on time or else you are possibly risking a failing grade. Make sure you catch an express train at the earliest possible time! Being a commuter school does not make Baruch any less of a college. There is a lot of sightseeing as it occupies a prime location. The library is a wonderful spot to study solo or with friends. I have collaborated with many classmates to complete homework assignments and the job is done much faster. Make sure to carry extra cash with you at all times. There are ATMs for both TD Bank and Chase Bank on 21st Street and Park Ave South. Union Square is not very far from school (a few blocks away) and it has amazing restaurants, shopping, spa services, you name it! Get your discount tickets from the student life office on the third floor. Do not ever leave assignments to the last minute (this doesn't work in college!) and you will end up being late to your first class. If you're commuting a long way and will be doing so for the entire year, make sure to invest in an unlimited metro-card. Its worth it! E-mail your professors for any problems with classes. Drop classes on time (when you will not be charged extra money or a W on the final transcript).

    In three sentences

    Although Baruch College is a commuter school, the New York City setting undoubtedly makes up for it. There are a multitude of activities that go on around campus that interested students should look into for themselves. Most of the professors are extremely understanding if you approach them directly.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have never been any incidents as long as I have been here there have been a few student protest but nothing ever serious.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is weak at the school

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs for the most bizarre interest, but it where you will find good friends

    Bang for the buck

    The school is cheap but tuition is always rising, always.

    What to do for fun

    The school has good facilities for exercising if that's your thing and they give out student discounts for movies and Broadway otherwise you have the whole borough of Manhattan.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few pizza places around here, a very good Indian buffet and sadly not much options when it comes to Asian cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. You can apply for student housing but that's as far as it goes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take 15 credits or more a semester no matter how hard it is otherwise you won't graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College is a commuter school. Also, its not very diverse. Lastly, its business oriented no matter what major you intend to take you will be made to take business classes as prerequisites.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and everyone is comfortable to express themselves in how they see fit.

    Greek Life

    Baruch has several Greek clubs that you can join, but isn't a school really known for Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities for everyone and there many hobbies.

    Bang for the buck

    Baruch is about $3000 a semester so it is relatively cheap compared with other schools, and for its academic reputation you cant beat it.

    What to do for fun

    Join one of the hundreds of clubs or take part in the sports. There is also a student lounge that is fun place to hang out during club hours.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of ethnic food around Baruch, and restaurants like chipotle McDonald's are within a five minute walk. Baruch also has its own food court that is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    Baruch has dorms but they are not located on the school campus, and Baruch is really a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch has many honors courses, and the Mccauly Honors program. It also has several programs for specific fields like finance. Its three schools includes Zicklin for business, Weissman for journalisim and liberal arts and SPA for public affairs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the library extensively, it has a friendly and helpful staff, and excellent free online databases. Join a club and make new friends. Don't wait to the last minute to write your papers.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is a good school academically and provides the student with many extra curricular activities. There are club hours every Thursday, where you can take part in several clubs and activities. The library is one of the best around and has many resources to help you.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I love Baruch campus because is big and space efficient that one could be there for four years and still never been in some rooms of the campus. Our school safety is to the maximum; because students are required to swap their ID�s both to enter main campus and school library. At the same time, there is always a police or security guard at these main entrances to check on students ID�s. There is a security department also for lost and found, and any other related safekeeping help.

    Greek Life

    I have no, No experience with Greek life! Although, Baruch College do have some Greek clubs and organizations that they affiliate with.

    Clubs and Activities

    At Baruch there is more that 160 + clubs and organizations which anybody could easily found the type of club, family, sorority, friends, or organization which best fits his or her needs. As a current student at Baruch, I have been part of more than 5 clubs and organizations. I never felt left out in any events, because none of these clubs segregate any of the students. In that sense, I mean one could easily be Asian and go to an African club and vice-versa. Some clubs are professional clubs which help and support students of a certain major. They are such beneficial and a great deal to freshmen or any other students who have no idea whatsoever of what type of major to choose or what career path involved with choosing a certain major. These clubs also recruit graduates and people of that field for seminars and info sessions during the club hours. I do recommend keeping clubs and supporting all the funds needed to make Baruch alive.

    Great for these types of students

    Baruch is a college for all. There is no specific type of students favored in terms of race or disability. Anyone could go to Baruch as long as they could meet the school standards. It encourages diversity, high academic performances, and it supports developing a better path for different business based career such as Accounting field, Finance, Corporate Communications etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In my case the unusually place on campus was the dark room. Well is actually the photographic department for making and editing photos. It was thrilling to go in that room and find out what other students minoring or majoring in photography are doing in that room to develop great photos. It got my attention, but at that moment I was already a junior student declared in other majors and minors, and I could afford double minoring from Economics and Major of Actuarial science.

    Bang for the buck

    No idea what this means :(

    What to do for fun

    Apart from Academic life style, there is much to do for fun such as walking around the city either site seeing or window shopping. One got nothing to lose when you are in a beautiful city with a lot going on like in New York City. I recommend using the gym on campus, Baruch also has swimming pool and we have our own Theatre productions which gives discounts to students and some to Broadway shows and movie tickets.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to go dine around Baruch college campus. One can never get tired of the food varieties�, because one can change places every day. From Delis, Baruch Cafeteria, subway, Chipotle, Halal food to Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian restaurants all are found around Baruch campus.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't experience dorm life with Baruch College. I was a commuting student living home with my family. All I can say is transportation system is at its best. There is enough trains route such as 6, N, Q R & F trains near the college campus from all 4 Boroughs of New York, and for people leaving places like Staten Island, there is a special bus to the ferry. ATM system is at its best and well supported by life-style in the city which is fast and much convenient than driving.

    Academic Rigor

    In terms of Academic rigor, Baruch is academically highly demanding that requires much studying for students after Professors� lectures, and I believe it promotes students to learn more on the subjects enrolled. Attaining good grades such as an A at Baruch requires putting enough time into the subject taken, checking with previous students and exams, reading the required book, attending the lectures and participating in class discussions or questioners.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective student, I will recommend you to have a higher GPA in order to be able to maintain good grades at this school. Great background and diversity is well encouraged. Otherwise, from my attending the school I found that the enrollment rate at Baruch is very high and it keeps increasing every year.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is the best Business CUNY School in the entire New York. It is located in the heart of Manhattan East 23rd street near the famous flat iron building, next to some big financial companies such as Credit Suisse, Charles Schwab, and near banks like Bank of America, Citi-Bank, Chase etc. As an international student from Africa, I found it a joy and non-repeated experience in life to attend such a school with all the surroundings and city life-style exposed to all such opportunities and practical example of diversity, job and internship opportunities.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent in Baruch. So if you are one that wants to join a social fraternity/sorority, or a business fraternity, you will surely be able to find one that suits your needs and taste.

    What to do for fun

    For those with huge gaps in your schedule, being in the city is a gift sent from heaven. Being where Baruch is situated makes finding things to do easy such as walking to Union Square, going to Herald Square, finding holes in the walls at St. Marks, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining hall is pretty small with decent options ranging from a salad bar, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and a hot food bar. The food isn't the best but it could also be a lot worse. There are plenty of affordable and good places around the school if you are willing to walk and make the time to go grab food outside.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about the dorm life since I myself commute to school.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch can be quite challenging considering the fact that some people think it will be a easy 4 years because it is in the CUNY system. However, for those in more competitive business majors, classes and courses can get tough so buckle down and open those books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since Baruch isn't much of a dorming school, it is difficult to get a full college experience. For those who want to make the most of their college years, join clubs and be active!

    In three sentences

    For the cost of the tuition, Baruch college is a great investment especially for those who are pursuing a degree in accounting.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Only one frat or sorority that I have seen on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It is primarily a business school, but the other majors have a great reputation t strict standards.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, best bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs to join, but you have to share the rooms with other clubs, seems to have plenty of activities available to students. There is Madison Square park, a few museums located near by, shopping facilities, gym, eateries. Again, typical Manhattan area.

    Food and Dining

    It is what you expect to find in New York city, gastro-pubs, bars, restaurants, diners, park to eat at, all within blocks of each other, if you do not have a good place to eat, you just haven't looked, especially since the school is around the 23rd street and Lexington Avenue area.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, enough said.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty is very tough, but very fair, they do work with you if you are not doing well, providing sources for tutoring, seeing you after class if they have a few minutes, corresponding via emails, etc. at least from the professors I have taken, I cannot speak for every single person, but I have gather from talking to other students that they do enjoy the professors. I believe that the school does an excellent job at preparing for grad school and beyond.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and if you have any issues that require you going to registrar, financial aid, bursar, admissions, I suggest you get there before they open at wait at the door.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is a very good school, even though it does not have the traditional college campus atmosphere because it is a city college, the faculty are great. The main academic building is very nice and relatively new. I can see the difference between Baruch and the community college I attended, no offense to the community college staff intended. The administration part is very difficult, try getting through to anyone via phone, its better to just wait on line for four hours for anything.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    33 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of places around the area

    Food and Dining

    best restaurants

    Dorm Life

    not living in dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Accounting

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of financial aid, make sure you get all your applications submitted early. Baruch makes it easy for you and they keep you up to date with everything.

    In three sentences

    It is a very open school. I love the area and it seems like the classes are not huge. I want to get that personal experience

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 74

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The location of Baruch College is very accessible and easy to commute. The Professors are very supportive. Resource centers such the computer lab and the library are open for long hours.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    IT is very safe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here and explore yourself and you will get the rewards.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is the best college to learn and educate yourself.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is on the button, we have to swipe our ID to get in to the buildings and there's always at least 1 guard by each entrance at all times.

    Greek Life

    Im not part of one but see them all over the place.

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of social clubs and academic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Who are self motivated and hard worker, though slackers find their own route as well, but im skeptical of how much they can accomplish.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing too alarming to noticeable.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive but the quality is top notch. Bang for the buck IS what describes Baruch.

    What to do for fun

    Personally i love to go relax in the park or borrow a laptop/ipad from the library. There's a gaming room in the club area too. Once you find a group of people you have similarities with its really fun!

    Food and Dining

    School food and dining is good but since its in Manhattan the options are unlimited.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult, you just need to stay on top of your reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    In your first few semesters do all your classwork but also explore all the extracurricular activities provided. Work hard because everything is cumulative and working hard benefits yourself.

    In three sentences

    There is a strong learning environment and an apt amount of resources available to aid you in your learning. The school promotes going to clubs and joining in on any of the plethora of activities. The only flaw is that there isnt a strong community as you would expect in a commuter school but they seem to know that and are working hard to do something about, seem like a decent job so far!

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with a great work ethics

    What to do for fun

    Many cool places to go out nearby. It's in the central of Manhattan which makes it easier to find many fun things to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to come prepare for class and do the work that been given during the semester. Although it is a lot of work, it really pays off at the end.

    In three sentences

    Very challenging school which really put a huge emphasis on real job experiencing. The school, with a great choice of excellent professors, really proper you for the next step of going out to the job market.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone interested in Business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new Baruch's plaza.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to class and follow instruction and everything will be fine.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College is an excellent business school. I highly recommend students to transfer. However, it most be willing to put afford in the classes since they are not easy.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security at every entrance.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse and open minded individuals

    What to do for fun

    Plenty! You will be in the greatest city in the world!

    Academic Rigor

    The math department is not the friendliest and if you do not perform well in the math placement exam they make you start from the beginning. Even if you have transfer credits from a good school; I learned this the hard way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hit the ground running and make sure to ask as many questions as possible. Tap in to all the resources available they will not do nothing for you here. It is literally a self service school until you check out.

    In three sentences

    It is for self sufficient students who do not mind going through the process independently. If you are transfer student make sure you are determined and ready to face the challenges awaiting you. Overall it is a great school but they will not accept just any math transfer credits, they make it difficult for incoming students.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards at every entrance of the school. No one can come into the buildings without proper ID.

    Greek Life

    There are a large number of Sororities and Fraternities here at Baruch.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of all kinds here at Baruch. From all types of sports, to all types of nationalities, there is a club that is fit for everyone. Sports are also well known. We have many teams that are part of NCAA Division 3.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our plaza attracts a lot of people. A whole city block was closed down so that us students can spend time outside and interact with other students.

    What to do for fun

    We have a gym, a swimming pool, racket ball courts, and basketball courts available to all students.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a lot of great food all day long. But this is the city and there are plenty of places to go get food right outside of campus. Everyone's favorite is the dollar slice pizza spot right outside of school.

    Dorm Life

    There is a subway station right next to the dorm that drops you off a block away from school. If you do not feel comfortable taking a subway, there is also a bus stop right by the dorm that also drops you off a block away from school. But overall, living in the city is an experience unlike any other experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a student at Baruch is not going to be easy. There is a lot of competition and the professors expect us to put in the work in and out of the classroom. Priority management is a must.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College is a well-known accounting school where prospective students from all over the US come for a business degree. The professors here are very helpful with structured lectures and there is a large base of support, including homework help and internship advisement. This is my first year at Baruch College and I love it here.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is in flatiron district it can't get better than that!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a school for slackers. Very competitve and full of high achievers.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is a school that truly embodies the NYC culture. It provides you with the tools necessary to have a competitive advantage in today's labor environment. It is the best bet for your money if you want to get quality education.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe here

    Greek Life

    Baruch definitely does that.

    Clubs and Activities

    try to joined most of them. if you have a lot of times in your hand, i heard they are fun!

    Great for these types of students

    likes diversity, math and love to read.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the uniforms that teams from the sonorities come up to show at a basketball game.

    Bang for the buck

    The weekly emails on whats going on in school are great!

    What to do for fun

    get involved in a sorority. or just have someone around to show you all the events in school.

    Food and Dining

    good food. try new things almost every two weeks.

    Dorm Life

    no idea

    Academic Rigor

    Due to the difference in schools and how professor teach it was hard for me to get accustomed to it. But now, i'm satisfied were i am at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have someone you know to show you around or have someone that will have the time to do so. And always make sure the teacher you are signing up your class to.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools. Teachers are able to help you during class or office hours. I have learned a lot!

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm, but friends have told me that it could be better. The main issue is that the dorms are quite a distance from the campus, considering that most dorms are usually on or near campus in other colleges.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 74

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    What to do for fun

    club hour, meeting ..

    Food and Dining

    not that bad.. there are many options within chinese, japanese, korean, american foods ... and so forth.

    Dorm Life

    really fun ~ sociably

    Tips for prospective students

    keep working and hard working

    In three sentences

    Education is really tough . classes are competitive. professional feeling.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Baruch college has many clubs of interest and free gym with swimming pool.

    Food and Dining

    Salads, pizza, and coffee are great!

    Dorm Life

    I know that dorms have all the amenities and good conditions. However, they are very expensive since located in a nice area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take Baruch college seriously, and they should not think that they can easily work full-time and become progressive full-time students at the same time.

    In three sentences

    Baruch college accepts a large amount of international students which makes the school life amusing and entertaining. Also, Baruch college can be proud of its number of intelligent, remarkable, and charismatic professors. Lastly, the school is located in a nice area with a beautiful Madison Square park nearby.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Huge Greek life for a commuter school. Mostly Asian Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club hours are great to get involved, learn, eat free food, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not really high achievers that push themselves a lot. Students who do not care if they have a true college experience. Business field students.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a full scholarship so it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    It's NYC! You can explore the city!

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is decent. Costs can be a bit pricey. But many food options around the area.

    Dorm Life

    One dorm- Upper East Side. Only has doubles or triples. Can have strict regulations, but not outrageous.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors classes obviously more rigorous than regular classes. Everything depends on the professor and topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan out class schedules ahead of time. Don't waste time taking electives--take your requirements. Get involved in a club--will improve your experience at the college.

    In three sentences

    Commuter school that basically has one building. Very well known for business. Majority consists of Asians.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 74

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    What to do for fun

    Baruch has wonderful sweeping pool and gym right there, use it!!!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you will decided your major as soon as possible and let college know about it, always check your future professors, its very important!

    In three sentences

    Baruch is good college. But, there are no parking or parks where students can hung out.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Baruch is an outstanding school that caters to students needs. They assist you the best way possible, in preparing for jobs, or providing with great internships.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs and meet new people. There are many events going around in and out of the college. There is always the gym in the basement of the college if you want to be more active.

    Food and Dining

    Many places to choose from to eat around the college. Aside from the Halal stands right outside of the college, there are many more places to dine at. You may prefer dollar pizza stores that are no more than 10 minutes from the school. If you like McDonalds and don't mind the extra walk then that's fine too. Popeyes and Subways across the block from the college are some of Baruch College students favorites.

    Dorm Life

    May be convenient for students who live far away but as for those who live near, it won't play a big role in your time spent at Baruch College. Other than that, the dorms can be a great place to hang out with friends and study.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes won't be easy so don't expect to have a high GPA without the effort. Expect to study for classes for hours and hours. The grind may be tough and vigorous but it will all pay off when you do well on the test and finals.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse and offers many great opportunities that come with it. Whether you choose to major in business or liberal arts, the journey is where the real lessons are learned. Come into Baruch College as a student, graduate as a leader and the become the change we wish to see in the future.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent security as well as student integrity and friendliness.

    Greek Life

    There is a school gaming club, which hosts school wide video game tournaments on school computer labs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Archery, basketball, swimming, Fraternities and Sororities, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Close commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students snap their fingers in agreement, as opposed to clapping.

    Bang for the buck

    With FAFSA and TAP, tuition is covered if you're a low income New York permanent resident.

    What to do for fun

    I am currently active in the school gymnasium facilities, which are quite a thriller.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten food from the school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging because Baruch College is a competitive school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard by yourself and you'll do well.

    In three sentences

    Not enough classes and courses and fields of study. Too many strict professors who grade unfairly. (max grade is an A) No A+ are given.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe myself here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I know that there are many clubs but in order to be admitted to some of them you have to have a high GPA

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like library and lounge place on the third floor of Vertical Campus

    What to do for fun

    Fun to me to be in class and study... I know it sounds boring but in school I feel happier myself than in other places.

    Food and Dining

    Food is bad here!!! Even Starbucks doesn't taste well! But school is to study not to eat

    Dorm Life

    I am not involved in dorm life because I am a foreign student. However, I participate in workshops and really enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Compare to my previous schools Baruch is the most rigorous one. If you do not study don't even dream to get A grade. There is no indulgence for students!

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to study! If you are smart and well-educated people want to be with you. So if you don't want to be lonely you should study every day being in college. Don't waste your time!!

    In three sentences

    I have met here many purposeful students that taught me to move forward toward my goals. Here is many good professors that really give diverse knowledge. All students are smart and intelligent that make all studying process very competitive

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am an MBA student, don't have time to participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs!!!I joined Sustainable business club and Zicklin Women in Business. Activities: sports, gym with the pool, student theater.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for international students. The college unites different nationalities and cultures. You'll definitely meet someone from your home country there!

    What to do for fun

    Gym with the pool. There are a lot of student clubs which host different events. So, you can join, meet new friends and connect with professionals.

    Food and Dining

    You get what you pay for. Regular food, nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm but I heard it's good1

    Academic Rigor

    The best professors with years of experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Don't be shy to go there and ask questions regarding your application process.

    In three sentences

    Great opportunity! Diversity! Future!

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Id is needed to enter any Baruch building. Very secure.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baruch has hundreds of clubs and organization you can join that are very welcoming .

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to stay close to home. Students who are looking for an affordable school. Students looking to be challenged. Students who want to pursue business. Students who don't mind not partying at much as the rest of America(not saying you won't) but looking to be focused.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baruch has a 23rd street building located 1 block from its main vertical campus on east 25th street.

    Bang for the buck

    Baruch is the most cost effective school in my opinion. Tuition is very cheap and affordable. The best feeling is graduating without any outstanding debt on your shoulders.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, get involved and become a student leader.

    Food and Dining

    The city is your backyard! You can choose from hundreds of take out places around Baruch. The options are almost endless.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm because Baruch doesn't exactly have dorms, they have student housing. I'm a commuter student. But if you have the money I recommend you do student housing in the city, because it will save you a lot of time with traveling.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch Challenges you in every single way, which may seem overwhelming at first, but it helps you grow as an individual. When I came here I didn't know a lot of people, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and introduced myself to a lot of people who I still see everyday. I recommend joining clubs that are of interest to you. Don't just come to class and go home, there is so much student life going on in campus that you can be involved in. When it's time to go job hunting it will only work to your benefit. Baruch also challenged me to manage my time to balance work outside of school and academic work. You learn to be responsible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baruch College is one of the most diverse public schools in the United States. At Baruch, whatever effort you put into your experience is what you get out of your experience. Here you will find some of the hardest working and motivated people. If you are looking to maximize the cost effectiveness of your college money Baruch is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Baruch College has taught me many things since High school. In so far, it has been a great experience and you will meet the right people here if you step out of your comfort zone, which I recommend everyone to do. Baruch really prepares you for the real world, and there are a lot of resources the school offers for students willing to take initiative.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

    Food and Dining

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

    Dorm Life

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

    In three sentences

    It is very good school. The accounting program is very hard to achieve. However it worth.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Baruch is located at a safe neighborhood. Sometimes I'll go home around 10pm or later and I'll still feel safe. The train stations are nearby so it's a plus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Offer a great variety of clubs and activities for students. Students should check them out during club hours. A lot of activities go on during the week too.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that likes fast pace environment and competitive environment

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of dollar pizza stores around, Subway is nearby and cheap Chinese foods.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around with your friends, Baruch is near 14st, 34st and etc so explore the area.

    Food and Dining

    Although the cafeteria may not have the best food, there are a lot of selections around the area.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm there so I don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the courses are easy but accounting classes are hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you know what you want to major in then good for you. But, if you're undecided it might be a little tough especially if you want to major in accounting in the future. Accounting classes are high in demand so classes get packed really fast.

    In three sentences

    It's a good business school but not all the professors can teach. You have to do a lot of self studying. Overall, it's a good school with a lot of friendly people.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Very good

    Dorm Life

    expensive

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, financial.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    paly games,attend various events.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard. success cannot be achieved easily

    In three sentences

    it has been my privilege to attend such a great college as i transferred form India. Baruch college can also be called as one of the diverse college i have attended.it has been great to be part of Baruch.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus ID system is much more secure than the old show me your badge system. You need to scan in through turnstiles manned by security, and if you don't register for the semester the ID becomes deactivated, so you can't walk into the campus buildings anytime you like. The area is also considerably safe, since it is in a more trendy area.

    Great for these types of students

    Working students (like me, full time).

    Bang for the buck

    For the education you receive I think the price is very reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few bars/lounges and more upscale restaurants in the area. Also a park a couple blocks away.

    Food and Dining

    Compared to other areas of Manhattan I would say the food is just OK. There are a few places near the school that have reasonably priced food and offer discounts if you show your ID. Be prepared to pay more for better food obviously.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, and never had. BUT if you do it is a great place to do it. You are basically near downtown Manhattan. Lots of action and stuff to do, which could test your academic discipline if you are not careful.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the price, you get a good quality education and financial aid is available. Keep track of your paperwork, student ID, applications etc. because the staff is not that accomodating. Even though this is a CUNY college the course work is more demanding. Be prepared to study hard.

    In three sentences

    The college is in a great location in Manhattan. It is one of the higher-level academic institutions in CUNY. Its Zicklin School of Business is one of the top ranked business schools in the USA.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Going out in the city

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a feel for what you want to do with your career

    In three sentences

    I would say Baruch has a very professional environment filled with the most ambitious young people in New York city

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security Guards, cameras everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    College has a lot of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated and smart. Don't really recommend to people who don't want to study to attend this college.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of bars around :) College sells discounted tickets for Broadway shows, movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    College has two cafeterias and enough seating places. Around the college a lot of small shops and eateries.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hope for an easy life here. Be ready to commit yourself for learning.

    In three sentences

    This college has a challenging study process. They make you study hard to achieve good grades. Therefore it's a respectful city college.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Dollar Pizza all around the area.

    What to do for fun

    Join some clubs, do some research with professors, and explore the hidden treasures of New York City.

    Food and Dining

    The Baruch cafeteria serves food for pretty much every different kind of taste but, like everything, it is overpriced. The college is surrounded by various restaurants and cafes (at least 4 Starbucks within a 4 block radius) so dining is not a problem. If you do some research on Yelp you can experience it all for an affordable price.

    Dorm Life

    Though some new dorms have recently been built I have heard that the dorms are nothing to write home about. Certainly they are comfortable and provide for the basic needs, and living in the heart of New York City doesnt hurt, but the space is quite limited.

    Academic Rigor

    The core curriculum intro classes are quite simple and dare I say easy. Mathematics and business classes are more challenging but that is to be expected in a business school. With proper research on ratemyprofessor.com and playing it by ear you can get good professors that will make the class that much more enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be overwhelmed by this being a large commuter school in New York City. At the same time dont be discouraged that there really isnt a campus to hang out with. With every school there are pluses and minuses but if you take academics seriously this is the place to go.

    In three sentences

    Some professors will inspire you and some will make you cringe and regret ever taking the course. Commuting to the school isnt an issue and you will find plenty of things to do around the area. If you want diversity of students this is the place to go.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing near the school

    Food and Dining

    many nearby shops and cafeteria inside the building

    Dorm Life

    i live at home

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to keep grades up and know/ have an idea of what major you're applying for.

    In three sentences

    This school is pretty great. kind of confusing when it comes to choosing my major.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its like a loud fun church in terms of safety

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately because of work I dont get to participate much, but the school has a ton of activities at all times

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I swim between classes to clear my mind.

    Bang for the buck

    Once you get familiar with your surroundings, you start realizing haw far can 20 bucks take in the city.

    What to do for fun

    Read, play soccer, go out to eat and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    I manage bars for a living. The school has some decent food, but this is New York. Some of the best food is here, The entire world is here after all.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Strict and demanding. I am actually probably failing a class, but that doesn't mean i wont pass it next time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont waste your time taking classes that you dont need. Network as much as you can in and out of school/classes. Dont say NO right away. You are young and ambitious. Learn how to listen to other so you can be heard.

    In three sentences

    A great deal of potential being offered by the school, and its staff. Probably the best combination of book knowledge and real world knowledge. Useful events, conferences, seminars, shops and information.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's getting much better since the incident of SANDY . I was glad to see the campus practicing fire drills and all so it seems like elementary school but it's better safe than sorry.

    Great for these types of students

    Who can manage stress.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There came across a small mice inside the classroom in one of my classes in the year 2011. That was extremely unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    It's extremely crowded but the academics there and the support given to students is outstanding!! I give them a A+!

    What to do for fun

    There seems to be lots of commotion , a very active college in student activities . I am just not into social gatherings but nonetheless it's very enthusiastic to see so many students active in different clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a challenging college but is worth every penny!

    In three sentences

    Competitive teachers, Supported staffs, and great student academic supports .

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Very multicultural, therefore suitable for every ethnic background.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very practical choice for students with business background.

    In three sentences

    Excellent faculty members, genuine and affordable programs. I can see my career in reality and superb opportunity. Very good math and business programs.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's a state school so it is very reasonable for in state students and reasonable for out of state students compared to private schools.

    What to do for fun

    It is in New York City, there is everything to do! Everything is just a subway ride away.

    Food and Dining

    Baruch has one cafeteria that is overpriced with not many great options. There is a coffee shop that brews starbucks in the main building but it is overpriced as well. There are plenty of reasonable/cheap restaurants located all around the school.

    Dorm Life

    Baruch has one dorm building located 70 blocks away from the school with only three floors of housing for students. There is no real dorm life whatsoever.

    Academic Rigor

    Baruch is known for its challenging and rigorous work load, and it is important to know that before entering.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a commuter school mainly so be prepared. A lot of people treat the school as if its high school and just come and go for classes without making an effort to get involved. Get as involved as possible and it will be a good experience.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school that offers a lot of clubs. The school is very diverse. There are a ton of different classes and majors available.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    My biggest regret is not joining a club! I am making it my business to join one when I go back. There are so many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is so diverse that this question is difficult to answer! All kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    I honestly believe that this school is worth it. Plus the tuition is way less than going to another school.

    What to do for fun

    Go shopping, sit in the library, join a club, go swimming, work out... The list can go on and on! Plus this school throws a great block party.

    Food and Dining

    You are in the middle of a food mecca! The food both inside the school and out offers a wide variety for people with different tastes.

    Dorm Life

    I am not dorming, I'm commuting but my friends who do dorm seem to be having a enjoyable time.

    Academic Rigor

    I know that I just finished my first year and even though I was taking intro level classes, I felt well challenged. Not over whelming but not at all easy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let yourself get overwhelmed by the size of the school. Being friendly and paying attention in class can take you very far.

    In three sentences

    It is a large, interesting school. There are a lot of opportunities for growth there. I look forward to going back.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria is great for a quick bite, but visit the trucks and restaurants in the neighborhood for cheaper, better, food.

    Dorm Life

    Most students live in apartments in the outer borough. I do not recommend dorm life here - there have been many controversies with the company used for dorming.

    In three sentences

    A large, diverse student body. Three schools - Liberal Arts [BA], Business [BB] and Public Affairs [BS]. Join a club, get involved and pay attention in class and you will achieve success.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Downtown Manhattan is really safe, especially after 911. Baruch is no exception. They take safety seriously.

    Greek Life

    Not too informed on this subject, but I do know Greek life is present and loud. Do some personal research on this topic.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs at Baruch are great. They are always hosting an event and giving away things. You can also start your own club if you wish.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for students who want to get into business but can't afford to go to prestigious schools. Its also great for students who do not want to dorm but live in the Tri-state area.

    Bang for the buck

    Baruch is known to be one of the best Bang for your buck schools. Its a, relatively speaking, affordable school with opportunities that pay back tons.

    What to do for fun

    Club are usually doing something fun with events. Parties are happening every thursday, if its not out in the open with fliers, ask around because there is always a party.

    Food and Dining

    Its downtown NY. You can find everything here, but its pretty expensive. I suggest cooking your own meals and bringing them with you to school.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't dorm here so I can't rate. Its in manhattan so the subway seemed a lot more cost efficient for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Very tough school. Its rare to come across an easy class, but your in college to work and this school shapes you to be a hard but smart worker.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study smart, the classes here are not easy. Do not stay up last minute to study. Also, talk to professors after class. They are very warm and respectful, they will will remember your name a lot easier, and you can learn a lot if you ask them the right questions.

    In three sentences

    Baruch is a highly respected school for a reason. They higher amazing professors, atleast in psychology. Everyone is friendly even though its in downtown NY, and you meet people from around the world offering you different perspectives that will surely mature you.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a good amount of security guards around here.

    Greek Life

    It exists to some extent. Not huge, but definitely noticeable on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs. Everybody can definitely find one they fit into.

    Bang for the buck

    For business, you can't beat the tuition price compared to NYU or Columbia in the same City and same internships.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, bars, you name it. You can always find something fun to do. Even the subway rides are fun late nights. There's always somebody on there doing something drunk or crazy.

    Food and Dining

    Being in the City, you can get any type of food you want. You can get cheap $5 cart food to expensive fine dining. Whatever you can afford.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great because many other schools dorm in the same building. You get to meet many different people from fashion schools to international film students. It truly is a great thing.

    Academic Rigor

    It is rigorous. Be prepared to do a good amount of work here and get good professors. You can't slack here and pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a campus life, don't come here. It's mostly a commuter school, but they do have dorms now. For business majors, it's the best bang for the buck.

    In three sentences

    It is a very hard school in terms of math. Don't plan on working full-time and going to this school full-time, and expect to get good grades because it won't happen unless you're a wiz-kid. The diversity of the student body is astounding.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No problems or accidents on campus. i feel safe all the time

    Clubs and Activities

    Not enough good clubs in my opinions. But activities are fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that like school and having no life. If you want to be constantly busy then this is your school. Its a great school but a lot of work.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and get to know people thats pretty much it.

    Food and Dining

    The food around the school is amazingly good. Chipotle, McDonalds, Salad bars, pizza, you name it. All around the school.

    Dorm Life

    Never attended a dorm so can't say. I live with my parents

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging school. All subjects. Not one subject didn't challenge intellectually but that doesn't mean impossible. Very possible if you attend class and prepare and study hard. College is wayyyy different than high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to just study, study, study, go here. It a lot of work. But i guess worth it

    In three sentences

    Its a hard working college. The students work hard and so do the professors. They are all about studying and working hard. No fun at all.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Walk around the city with friends and explore all of the cultures that New York City has to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    Business

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes as early as you can as they tend to fill up very quickly.

    In three sentences

    Always moving, busy, city life campus, in the middle of Manhattan, what could be better?!

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food is affordable with a lot of variety. Also, there are a lot of places to eat around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm but Baruch dorms are affordable and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor gets progressively more intense as the classes go by, and the business related classes are the hardest.

    In three sentences

    Baruch provides great opportunity for different kinds of students interested in pursuing different fields in business. The business related classes are rigorous but helpful when it comes time to apply for internships or jobs.

  • 04/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    tons of security guards all around--no one will allow a commotion to disturb peace and order at this fairly conservative behavioral environment

    Greek Life

    a lot of sororities and fraternities that many people join. not the same experience as in private institution since Baruch is a commuter school. yet, many are happy to be actively involved in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    amazing variety of things that you can do to spend your four years with use. best part of Baruch. the people with whom you get to interact amid the 170 clubs are going to make your time at Baruch so much worth it as opposed to those who do not do anything but go to classes

    Bang for the buck

    pretty good resources for a CUNY during budget cuts--take advantage of ALL resources such as tutoring, writing center, advising, back rubs, cultural events, networking opportunities, career center. get the most out of the money that you are paying either through tuition, taxes, or both

    Food and Dining

    a lot of choices in NYC eateries nearby.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are half way across Manhattan, which makes no sense because you have to commute from your dorm to the class. cheaper to commute from home and save all that money!

    Academic Rigor

    intense--those who say that it's a breeze do not do anything to try to differentiate themselves from a crowd of intelligent students. if you want to be at the top of the class, be ready to work day and most of the night. slackers do not survive in such environment for long

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved with clubs and organizations--connections and experiences that you will build there will give you a ticket out into your future.