Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010-5585
Tel: (646)312-1000
Admissions: (212)312-1400
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1919. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $79.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. Total enrollment: 15,537. Faculty: 921 (486 full-time, 435 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 9,356 applied, 36% were admitted. Full-time: 9,364 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,370 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 120 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 14% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 26% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, early action. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 16 academic units, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 12/13 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 7/1, 1/7 for early decision, 1/7 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $150 per term part-time, $75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 126 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Accounting Society, Computer Information Systems Society, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Golden Key International Society, Helpline. Major annual events: Street Fair, Club Fair, Caribbean Cultural Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled access by ID card. College housing not available. The William and Anita Newman Library plus 1 other with 297,959 books, 2.1 million microform titles, 4,038 serials, 1,044 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.4 million. 1,294 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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