12 Facts About Baruch College


Baruch College is a public college in New York City.

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In 1919, what would become Baruch College was established as City College School of Business and Civic Administration.

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Baruch College was succeeded by economist Joel Edwin Segall in 1977.

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Baruch College was responsible for raising admissions requirements and creating the School of Public Affairs in 1994.

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In 2001, the Vertical Campus opened and Baruch College accepted its first students from the CUNY Honors College, now known as the Macaulay Honors College.

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Under Waldron, Baruch College received large donations from its alumni, which resulted in the Vertical Campus, 23rd Street building, and Performing Arts complex being renamed in honor of the three largest donors respectively.

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Under his leadership, Baruch College established degree programs with universities globally, ranked as a top college for social mobility, and achieved the best graduation rate within the CUNY system.

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Baruch College was the scene of student protests in 2011 as a result of tuition hikes.

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Baruch College is composed of three academic schools, the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

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Baruch College is located between East 22nd and 25th Streets in Manhattan, along Lexington Avenue.

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Baruch College competes in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Baruch College follows a holistic admissions process by considering teacher recommendations, application essay, and extracurricular activities, in addition to standardized test scores and GPA.

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