Baruch is one of CUNY's senior colleges. It traces its roots back to the 1847 founding of the Free Academy, the first institution of free public higher education in the United States. The New York State Literature Fund was created to serve students who could not afford to enroll in New York City’s private colleges.
It offers rigorous baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs to qualified students who seek careers in business, public affairs, and the arts and sciences. Integrating professional education with the arts and sciences for undergraduates, Baruch College's faculty cultivates its students' analytical ability, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and ethical sensibility. The College's graduate programs focus on professional preparation that enables students to become leaders and innovators in their fields. The faculty's contributions to knowledge reflect a commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, public policy, and artistic creativity.
The Baruch College's Office of Institutional Research is a clearinghouse for student-related information. The mission of the Office is to compile, maintain, and analyze institutional and other data to support the operation, decision-making, and planning functions of the College. Please contact us if you have questions about any of our statistics or studies.
The advisement staff is available to assist students in understanding matters relating to academic requirements, policies, and procedures. Students are invited to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their academic progress.
The Office of Student Life develops the co-curricular college experience of Baruch students through a rich array of educationally diverse programs, opportunities for leadership and civic engagement, club and organization development, and community building. Through its varied program opportunities, the Office contributes toward the physical, emotional, and spiritual development of students.
The Information and Technology Building, opened in 1994, is located across East 25th Street from the Newman Vertical Campus. It is home to the William and Anita Newman Library, featuring multiple floors with Wi-Fi access and designated "study-pod" areas. A 320-seat computer lab, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center, is on the sixth floor. The building also contains the offices of the Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and the International Student Center. It is colloquially known as the "Library Building" by students and staff.
The Baruch College Student Health Care Center provides students with a full range of clinical health services, including initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries. When necessary, referrals will be made.
The Newman Vertical Campus is 786,000 square feet, 17-floor building, which cost a total of $327 million to erect. It was honored in 2003 by the American Institute of Architects with the highest award it offers to an individual building. It houses classrooms, faculty offices, additional computer labs for student use, along with the Athletic and Recreation Complex (ARC), Cafeteria, and Baruch Bookstore.The Administration Building, located on East 22nd Street, is home to the School of Public Affairs and several administrative offices.
Baruch College prides itself on being recognized for its quality programming by a number of accrediting agencies, including the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Commission on Accreditation Of Healthcare Management Education(CAHME), among others.
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