CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Admissions and School Info

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College is located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs to its diverse student body. Individuals can pursue areas of study ranging from business and public affairs to the arts and sciences.

General Information about CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College, once known as the Free Academy, has over 16,000 students. When the Free Academy was founded in 1847, it became the nation's first free public institute of higher education. In 1968, this Manhattan college became a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

CUNY Baruch College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as certificate, executive and continuing education programs. The college houses three schools and numerous centers and institutions that provide educational resources and research initiatives. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College sixth among best master-degree granting institutions in the region.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

In addition to submitting an application, transcripts and completing the minimum required courses, prospective undergraduates should include their SAT and ACT scores. Admissions requirements to a graduate program vary by program. Graduate programs at CUNY Baruch College might also require GRE or GMAT scores.

Academic Schools at CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

Zicklin School of Business

The Zicklin School of Business is home to seven academic departments, including law, real estate, accountancy, statistics and computer information systems. Within these departments, students can pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master's certificates in areas such as taxation and international business. The Zicklin School of Business also has a dual J.D./MBA degree program. Students take law courses at the New York Law School and the Brooklyn Law School.

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Students may pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. The school's 13 departments offer a wide range of degree programs in social sciences, arts and humanities, math and sciences. Among its academic offerings are 11 interdisciplinary studies programs, including environmental sustainability, arts administration, religion and culture.

School of Public Affairs

While the School of Public Affairs offers mainly graduate degree and certificate programs, the school has seen a marked increase in enrollment in its Bachelor of Science program in Public Affairs. In addition to offering Master of Public Affairs degree programs, the School of Public Affairs has added two Master of Science degree programs in Education with concentrations in educational leadership and higher education administration. Additionally, the school houses numerous research centers and institutions.

Contact Information

  • Address: One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010
  • Phone Number: (646) 312-3310