NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Achieving its highest ranking ever in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, Baruch College was placed at #25 on the magazine’s 2011 “Best Regional Universities” list that was announced today. Ranked among other “best universities” in the North that provide a full range of both undergraduate majors and master’s programs, Baruch College climbed more than 10 places over its ranking last year of #36. The College’s Zicklin School of Business also soared to #42 from last year’s #57 spot on the national “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings.
“students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves.”
Confirming its reputation for having a student body as varied as the city of New York in which it is located, Baruch College ranked #2 this year on the list of “Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges” in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report, this list highlights the colleges where “students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves.”
Several factors are considered by U.S. News & World Report when compiling its “best colleges” rankings, including: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. The editors of the “Best Colleges” list assert that “for families concerned with finding the best academic value for their money, the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings provide an excellent starting point for the college search.”
For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 16,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. Through its three schools—the School of Public Affairs; the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; and the Zicklin School of Business, the largest AACSB-accredited business school in the nation—Baruch College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees that reflect the college’s foundation in the liberal arts and its strong focus on management and public affairs. Baruch College dates back more than 160 years to the founding in 1847 of the Free Academy, the first free public college in the nation. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.