CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

19%

Very Good

17%

Average

19%

Poor

13%

Terrible

32%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

29%

Average

34%

Poor

18%

Terrible

18%

Campus Food
Excellent

10%

Very Good

20%

Average

30%

Poor

21%

Terrible

20%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

43%

Very Good

21%

Average

23%

Poor

7%

Terrible

7%

Class Size
Excellent

28%

Very Good

38%

Average

23%

Poor

5%

Terrible

7%

Activities
Excellent

31%

Very Good

27%

Average

24%

Poor

13%

Terrible

5%

Local Services
Excellent

74%

Very Good

18%

Average

5%

Poor

0%

Terrible

3%

Academics
Excellent

52%

Very Good

23%

Average

16%

Poor

5%

Terrible

5%

Overall Review for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Excellent

29%

Very Good

47%

Average

21%

Poor

3%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Daniel

It’s a great school with endless opportunities just have to make the most out of it. Professors are great stay in contact which is rare at this level of education. The facilities are state of the art and speaking from experience students appreciate the technology available at Baruch.

Alina

Very business and money oriented. People dress professionally, sometimes even too professional. Everyone is very serious about what they want to pursue. All students are provided with the best resources to succeed in the real world and find a job. Teachers are engaged and try to always help their students. Students are not always very social/outgoing/friendly.

Rachel

It's a commuter school so campus life is blah. A lot of people are just interested in academics and hanging out when they can.

Ayanah

Baruch College is my first choice.

Shujah

Baruch College is one of the best Cunys to attend for business education and career purposes. It truly develops a great fundamental structure for business students in teaching us how to excel in our majors. Baruch College is also a rigorous college for those pursuing majors in business and a lot of time must be dedicated if one wants to be really successful.

Deanna

Although CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is what we call a "commuter school", it always amazes me with its student life opportunities and activities. Students are exceedingly enthusiastic about joining clubs and attending Baruch's various events. These aforementioned events include meetings with current businesses like Bank of America, which allows students to network and make career connections. Although this is only my second semester attending, I look forward to learning more about CUNY Bernard M Baruch College and what it has to offer me as both a student and a future entrepreneur.

Abdel Manahf

CUNY BERNARD M BARUCH COLLEGE is a very good college. I only need to visit to find out that it is a good college for me but i don't for you guys but i think you should visit to see with your own eyes how good CUNY BERNARD M BARUCH COLLEGE is. The gym is awesome, the basketball court is fantastic, CUNY BERNARD M BARUCH COLLEGE have every sports and a lot of clubs you will totally fit in.

Ari

I shouldn't have expected a lot from Baruch, especially since it's a public college. The bathrooms are horrendous at floors 1-7. Some of the professors here should be retired. The administration sucks! It's very disorganized and hard to get anything done. If you have a better option, go for it. Baruch was more of a safety for me.

Auchal

CUNY Bernard M Baruch college is an amazing institution. From the students to the professors to the staff everyone is super motivated and intelligent. It is a highly competitive environment and though it may look intimidating it keeps you on your toes and helps you improve and keep going. The on campus opportunities are immense, there is a career fair going on every other day! And the campus clubs and student life is another amazing aspect! You can be as involved as you want to, but the opportunity is definitely there!

Simi

I had a wonderful experience at Baruch. I wouldn't suggest it for people looking for the standard dorm life because I never saw one. But, it is in the heart of New York City and that has it's perks. Many students think only of NYU or Colombia for NYC schools, but Baruch College is around the corner, at half the price. Though it is mostly known as a business and finance school, The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch also has the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public Affairs. These schools are significantly smaller so the one on one attention that you get from your professors is like being in a private school. Also, because Baruch is in the CUNY (City University of New York) system you can usually take classes at any of the other senior colleges if you can not find the class to fit your specific interests. Some of which include Lehman College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College. After you graduate, there are a number of graduate programs at Baruch as well as CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY School of Law within the CUNY system. The opportunities made available to you at Baruch are unmatched and though you may not have heard of it, I am always surprised of the people that have and they always hold it in high esteem.

Rosa

Before anything, I believe that the New York school system is lacking in a lot of areas and is behind compared to universities and schools in other states. Now, in regards to my college, Baruch, I believe that there is a lack of support between the staff and it’s students. Based of my personal experience I feel as if there are options and many resources that are not being given. The staff and academic advisors are supposed to work with you not against you. I loved my college experience in Pennsylvania it was a true difference compared to my experience here in New York. There is no motivation for the students to join a club or sport. I see many students (myself included) show up to class and head towards the train station as soon as the class is over. I guess you can say that I have grown accustomed to having advisors work with you and weigh out the different options in regards to when you plan on graduating and exposing you to different resources and incentives that are available on campus, like that in Pennsylvania. I guess that I have also grown accustomed to the smiles on everyone’s face in Pennsylvania compared to Baruch where everything seems to be so grim and everyone seems to constantly be in a bad mood. I try my best to not let the school environment affect my studies. All I wish is to finally graduate and continue my studies outside of the city.

Abdur

Baruch College is in the heart of arguably one of the most innovative cities in the world. Although their other academic programs may not be on par with other top tier colleges, if one is pursuing a career in business or finance, Baruch College is the way to go.

salma

Baruch College is an amazing college. The professors here encourage hard work and success. Along with the security here at Baruch, it is a very safe college to go to. In fact, the only way to enter the school is by swiping your student identification card for proof of the student.

Raj

Great School. If you are for business, this is the school. Big companies come here regularly to hire new talents. Also, professors have good connections and get you internships. There are a lot of stundets on campus. Since, the campus is small, it gets really crowded sometimes.

Jennifer

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College is truly the ivy league school within CUNY and a jewel to those seeking to earn a reputable degree in business without succumbing to hefty debt. The courses you are offered will teach you a great deal of the current economic state and international relations, and eventually inspire you to venture or invest your efforts in the public sector or companies or organization aimed for the betterment of consumers and society as a whole. I fondly look back at my professors and continue to apply their teachings to this very day.

Keva

Baruch College is a great academic facility. It has a renowned reputation which is sure to impress any prospective job seeker. Keeping up academically is at times difficult, everything is very fast pace. Social life among students here is practically non-existent, you'll be lucky to meet one person in class who will engage in conversation.

Hatim

Baruch College is great for some students, and terrible for others. For anyone intending to study within the fields of Finance or Business, or for anyone in general who is completely sure what they want to study in college, Baruch is a great match. But for anyone looking to explore their interests and discover new hobbies, it is not the place to go. Baruch has little to no political presence on campus. One could go as far as to say that it's looked down upon to actively participate in any type of politics or dissent. When tuition hikes were confirmed for all the CUNY colleges, there was little dissent among the student population. Apart from politics it just lacks diversity in the activities available to students.

Rachelle

Very good school for business/accounting majors, with a wealth of job/internship opportunities available through the Career Center. Also a decent and underrated school for particular liberal arts majors (these are, in my opinion, Psychology, English, Journalism, Biological Sciences, and Philosophy). These majors feature very esteemed faculty/professors, and great opportunities for employment and academic ascension. It really isn't a school for people who desire to major in the fine arts, unless you want to get into the business/administrative side of it. There is very little artistic culture, and as someone who writes, creates music, and is a photographer, I wish I had learned of this before enrolling. There are art clubs, groups, and even an Art Committee in the Student Government, so there are people who love art and collaboration at Baruch. If you get involved in the many clubs and Greek societies, you will make friends and go out to bars/clubs if you desire. There's a lot to do with a lot people - it just takes some looking. People are generally chill and like to get their work done before going out. Don't be afraid to ask someone a question, no one will bite for the most part. Since it is a commuter school and quite competitive in nature, most people go straight home or to work after school if there aren't any plans, which can be off-putting to some. There is no on-campus housing and the off-campus housing made available by Baruch is expensive and from what I have heard, strict and inadequate in many aspects. You're better off renting an apartment/room. There is no food hall, but there are a wealth of authentic NYC eateries, cool hole-in-the-wall establishments, and chains for those who don't desire to venture out. I personally like Little Basil (Thai restaurant), Sophie's Cuban Cuisine, Pret A Manger, and Snowfox (Japanese restaurant). There's a nice cafe inside the campus and a Starbucks across the street. There's also many vending machines in the campus that sell snacks and packaged meals, but it's not worth your money. Facilties are nice, but hit or miss. WiFi is, hilariously enough, spotty or nonexistent during midterm week/finals week. Printers and scanners are typically of good quality. Classrooms are kept nice and tidy. Bathrooms and water fountains are also nice. Staff is also hit or miss. I am grateful enough to have a great support system of staff who I am close with, but this is due to my networking and joining clubs/societies/programs. This is clearly key to succeeding at Baruch other than having great grades. Some staff are kind while others (financial aid, anyone?) can be rude and aloof. Overall, it is not a traditional University and you must be able to network, make new friends/connections, use all available resources, get great grades, and work hard to succeed. It can be daunting at times. It is not for people who want a traditional University atmosphere or a relaxed environment, nor those who want to major in the fine arts.

Yuri

Although- I'm a transfer student, I've come to love "Baruch College" for several reasons. The most obvious reason I love "Baruch College" is that it's in the city, in a place where nearby stores are easily accessible. Comparing the school's size of my transferred school to "Baruch College" is a lot smaller-- I actually like the crowded atmosphere in Baruch. I feel that Baruch College has a lot to offer, I've so far participated in a couple of activities which I left with a grin on my face. Baruch College may not be for everyone however, it's for those who love being the city or into math, or maybe easily commutable to the school.

Winnie

It's been really amazing here. Even though it's a commuter school, there's still a lot of opportunities to get involved that can make the large student population feel a lot smaller. It's easy to get around and classes are very informative. The student life here is great because there are so many clubs to choose from, and are always willing to help and make you feel welcome.

Alex

I love this university. It's in the heart of the greatest city in the world. It's challenging, it's invigorating. The classrooms are diverse, you will speak respectfully to people you never knew existed. The professors have dynamic lives and they'll share this with you candidly. There is are always amazing speakers at the school and you have access to all other speakers at other CUNY schools all across New York.

Koeun

You get a well-rounded education for the price you pay, if you even pay at all. The services Baruch offers, such as on-campus therapists and writing centers, are very resourceful. Many of the teachers at Baruch are adjunct which means that they don't only teach at Baruch College. You can have professors who teach at NYU, and other schools of their prestige.

Dennis

Great place for business, finance and accounting majors. Professors are extremely talented and demand excellence from students. You can expect to be challenged and their are several different resources that are available to every student, like an entrepreneurship center to help with your business ideas and a market linked trading floor.

Steven

It is a very diverse school which is good because it is more comfortable to those who think they don’t fit in. So many different people go here and it’s a nice setting to see so many cultures around and it adds a warming presence. Professors are nice and student life is another reason to enjoy this school

marina

Baruch college one of the best college in New York, where students getting real knowledge. College problems pretty hard, but it's gives good experience and knowledge for future career. Professors are very professional and always there to help if students have problems with any topics.

Jordan

I personally love Baruch! However I feel that the commuter students are passed by when it comes to funding for travel. The trains are very expensive and it adds up. Also I think Baruch should partner up with local hotels near campus so students can get a discount during the school year in case they do not dorm and do not want to commute home for the night.

Madina

Good school if you know what you are doing and go specifically for that. Not for the faint of heart if you are going to study Finance or Accounting. Make sure your priority is education and participation in clubs and other groups, otherwise it will be hard to actually get a good job after graduation. Start early on with the career center and ideally get internships starting your first semester. It is a commuter school for many and it is easy to get lost if you are not keeping in touch with classmates. Long waits in the administration offices. Administrators are overwhelmed and bitter. At times very bitter. But some of them are amazing people. Maintain relationships with them. Professors are amazing if you choose the right ones. Ask your peers but also make a judgment yourself using various sources like rate my professor, etc. Or better yet, talk to the professor directly and you will see if this is the right fit for you. The campus is in the heart of NYC which gives an opportunity to connect to all the professionals in the field. Also, there are a ​variety of options for food, entertainment, and transportation. For finance students: you have access to the Subotnick Center, Bloomberg Terminal and Capital IQ. If you are quite independent you will enjoy the school experience and the opportunities to make great connections in the industry and build a career in Finance/Accounting/Business/Public affairs.

Mia

Baruch is an amazing school. The sense of community is overwhelming, especially considering how big the school is and the fact that most students commute. The only downfall is the lack of focus on sports, but if you don't care about being division I, it doesn't matter. Overall a great school academically and extracurricularly speaking.

William

A good school, however, not much campus life and the extracurricular activities that come with it. Surrounding area is nice and the school is a clean and safe place. Professors are very knowledgeable about their respective subjects, and most will take the time to help students out.

Lissa

Baruch is a city school, therefore many students attending are from the five boroughs, long island or other parts of New York. It is not your traditional college experience but you do have the opportunity to learn plenty, partake in many activities and meet new people. The classes can range from 10 people to a huge lecture hall of 200, the professors try their best to pass on their knowledge to their students and be able to apply basic concepts into the multi-dynamic business world.

Caitlin

I love Baruch. Most of the professors are wonderful, and the club life is 'happening' too. There is no Greek life, which is honestly a relief. I think that this school could benefit from better elevators, but you will probably find this a common complaint amongst the student body. Excellent food options nearby, Madison Square Park just a few blocks away.... Come join us; you'll love it here!

Lisa

Good Accounting curriculum, but must study hard to pass. There is a policy for most of their accounting courses which only 15% of the class can get A's. Club events are great. You get to meet a lot of people and who knows, you find some new besties!

Angela

It is a bang for your buck. Students are very career-oriented. Most professors care about you and will give you advice to succeed in the professional world. It is a commuter school. Drinking will happen off-campus. The library building is very nice.

Victor

Overall CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a good school because there are several challenging courses you can take. Also, there are professors who are willing to help you understand the material they cover in class. I also believe that this school teaches you how to be independent.

Yianice

Reflected upon the view of a first year student I believe that this college provides a great transitions events and courses. The professors as well always try to be available when their students need help. There are tutors that are always available during the week and they always break down anything that seems challenging.

Irvin

Great school for the value. However, the school is heavily focused on business-related fields (finance, accounting, marketing, etc). Extracurricular activities are abundant. There are some hidden gems in terms of professors here. Everyone here is willing to help if you ask for it. Overall great culture.

stephen

Baruch is a one of the best public colleges for business majors. They specialize on taking serious students to the next level. A lot of students will come to school dressed in full business attire such as suits and ties. The faculty here is horrendous, reminds me of when I attended public high school. When you want to speak with advisor you will wait for hours, and not many people will go out of their way to help. You have to ask for it.

colette

I am in love with Baruch. I love how it's in Manhattan so there are always things to do whether you're on break between classes or just bored. Baruch has so many classes and professors it is hard to register each semester because the ratings are so high for the teachers. The library is a great place to study as they even have little rooms you can rent just for yourself to study in or presentation rooms to help practice for projects. The student life is friendly and pleasant. I recommend Baruch to anyone, as it is not just a business school. I would pick Baruch over any other college in my honest opinion.

Madina

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Luna

its a good school. I think it is worth what you pay. Lots of free food on campus. Many job opportunities/ networking opportunities. There are plenty of scholarships that are given. I think overall, it is a really good college, even though it is a commuter school.

Elias

CUNY Baruch is a great School, very diverse and lots of amazing classes to choose from!

Vanessa

I dream about becoming a young successful african american woman who is able to surpass the limitations that is set upon my race. I aspire to be an entrepreneur who's well rounded in all areas of life. Owning my own business/businesses is a big dream of mine because of my devotion to becoming my own boss and not having to answer to anybody. The idea of becoming an entrepreneur has been something I looked forward to ever since I realized that I love doing hair and also being able to manage my own money. Running a business allows for creativity and independence which are two things that I have always looked forward to having. I not only want to own one business but I want to be versatile and own many different businesses which will help me to build a brand for myself.

Abdullah

I think that it has a very diverse environment which makes students of different backgrounds feel comfortable and safe. Baruch also provides services that help students with their studies such as laoning laptops for those who need them. The professors are helpful, informative and almost always available outside class.

Sabrina

Baruch truly has the best of both worlds. Although it is a commuter school - even though it prefers to be called "Urban Campus" - Baruch College still has a community of a variety of different people. The student population of Baruch accurately reflects the city it is located in. There's a beautiful mix of hard-working parents who go back to school to finish their degree, veterans, part-time students, and full-time students who juggle campus life, school, and work. At Baruch, you'll find the most hard-working people. Almost everyone can manage his/her schoolwork, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs or full-time jobs, and his/her own personal life. As a student, you will meet some of the most diligent students, academically grow, and grow into a full-blown professional who is ready to take on the world.

Valiantsina

It is a school that exceeded my expectations. As part of CUNY System, the school receives a surprisingly large amount of funding for campus events and giveaways. I love the networking opportunities that Baruch provides, with many companies choosing to recruit at our campus. The school often receives best ratings as a financial major institution, and they're all well deserved!

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