Ilana Gelb (’16), the recipient of a 2015 Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department, is a shining example of the outstanding students at Baruch College. Their merits are an important factor in the College’s impressive national rankings. Photo courtesy of CUNY.

In its annual rankings of best colleges, U.S. News & World Report listed Baruch as #1 among universities in the North for graduating students with the least debt, #2 for high selectivity, and #6 for both top public school and freshman retention. (Baruch also ranked #75 for high selectivity nationally.) These accolades, released in September, capped off a particularly impressive university rankings cycle for Baruch.

Earlier, in its September/October 2015 issue, Washington Monthly listed Baruch #1 for providing the “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast, describing the College memorably as an “urban gem.” Baruch also excelled in Forbes magazine’s biannual ranking of full-time MBA programs with the best return on investment: #3 in New York City, #6 in New York State, and #30 among public colleges nationally. And for the eighth consecutive year, The Princeton Review included Baruch on its unnumbered list of “The Best 380 Colleges” and ranked the College #9 on its list of institutions offering top undergraduate entrepreneurial programs, up from #25 last year.

“It is wonderful to have the work of our dedicated faculty and academic leaders recognized by credible, external sources,” says David P. Christy, Baruch’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Their collective vision, dedication, and creativity have fostered an environment of opportunity and intellectual challenge. A degree earned at Baruch is widely recognized for quality.”

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