Baruch College continues to distinguish itself with recent rankings and national accolades—and even the College’s alumni network is getting in on the act.
The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges guidebook for 2022 highlighted Baruch on two “Top 20” lists, ranking the College #19 in Best Alumni Networks (Public Schools) and #15 Best Value College. The former ranking, based on students’ ratings of alumni activity and visibility on campus, is indicative of the crucial role the Baruch alumni network plays in students’ college experience.
“We are delighted to see Baruch’s alumni network recognized in such a significant way,” said Janet B. Rossbach, Baruch’s director of alumni relations and volunteer engagement. “Many of the other colleges on the list—like Penn State, Virginia Tech, and UCLA—have longstanding alumni traditions, so for Baruch to be among them speaks volumes. Our graduates consistently serve as mentors, speak at events, and volunteer to help the next generation of students.” The Princeton Review also featured Baruch among its “Top 50 Value Colleges,” “Best Northeastern,” and “Great College City” lists.
Additionally, an article on diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education in Equal Opportunity magazine listed Baruch among the top 20 universities that offer “a diverse curriculum, student base, faculty, and staff and foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment.” The reader-based survey results echo the College’s impressive showing in a recent Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of nearly 800 colleges, which listed Baruch as the #5 college for diversity in the Northeast and #13 nationally.
Baruch also garnered the #2 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s latest Best Colleges ranking of Top Performers on Social Mobility, joining four other CUNY schools among the top 10. And Forbes ranked Baruch #64 out of 600 schools nationwide—a 110-spot jump from last year.
“These rankings reflect the distinctive value proposition Baruch College offers all its students,” says President S. David Wu, PhD. “We provide a truly transformational education, at scale, through nationally acclaimed academic programs, distinguished faculty, and extensive student support services that attend to the personal and career needs of our students.”