CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(3.74 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 75 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 18,433 (15,254 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 77% part-time, 23% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,438 in-state; $19,028 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

It is a great place to get a good quality of education at reasonable cost. However, living exxpense will cost you a fortune like any other school in NYC.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are teachers circulated from columbia and NYU. The cons are that employers don't respect graduates from CUNY.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Baruch College is affordable and offers a great bang for your buck. The tutoring center has limited availability and the class selection could definitely be better. The classes are rigorous and the professors are extraordinarily passionate and professional. The neighborhood is little bit inconvenient and I wish that the college offered more online classes, but they are working on expanding into online learning a little bit more.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The accountancy program I am currently enrolled in has both its pros and cons. Majority of them are pros. It has a strong career center that helps prepare students for upcoming interviews and networking events, and the all the professors are the best in their fields. The only con is the large student to teacher ratio in the classrooms.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

I am flex-time MBA student with major in Statistics. It is my first semester in this program. So far, I am highly satisfied with chosen major. I am taking now class "Applied statistics for business decision". As a financial analyst I found this class very useful. During this class I obtain very valuable knowledge that will be necessary in my future workplace.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Please note that my ratings are based on the fact that the majority of my program is administered via distance education (online) and I am in an accelerated program, so I only take courses on Baruch's campus during the summer months. The location is fantastic! You're in Manhattan (Midtown to be exact). Close to public transit, tons of restaurants to eat at, and plenty of things to do in the area (but you will always be broke because it's so expensive to live here). In comparison to the rest of the NYC, the school is not very ethnically diverse, but that is not a drawback, it's just an observation. I wish Baruch was more of a "traditional" campus, instead of the majority of the school being housed in one building (Vertical Campus). Also wish they had legitimate student housing (they contract with a student housing company instead of having their own campus housing). Having housing near campus would be ideal. I really enjoy the professors and the coursework. I have utilized everything I have learned in the classroom in my personal and professional life. The major drawback for me is the library and the school's technology. They are several years behind my undergraduate institution. The library, doesn't have enough places to study, or enough outlets and desk space to plug in computers. It is a total pain to print on campus as well (and very expensive - 20 cents per page) I usually print at Staples because they are cheaper). Overall, if you are looking for a good program (with no GRE requirements) and a nice location, Baruch is a good place to be
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

What set Baruch College apart from other universities are its pragmatic teaching methods, commendable faculties, and access to an invaluable network of brilliant students. However, the only con is the tuition of the program.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The MPA program in Baruch is a good tool in learning domestic policy and public administration, most specifically city public administration. The courses offered are very concentrated on learning about city policies. It is a very good program for someone who is looking to learn more about how to effective administer policies in the domestic level.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I have just begun my graduate studies at Baruch College of Public Affairs, therefore I do not have much of an opinion of the pros and cons of the graduate program. However, by attending the "meet & greet" and orientation I can say that thus far I have been impressed with the appearance of support available. As a new student, it is easy to become lost very quickly however I was introduced to all departments from technology to the library, career and counseling services. The two events that I attended promoted networking and social life but also included the faculty which gave me the impression that the professors are committed to spending time getting to know their students.The only con I have so far with my limited experience at Baruch is that there is virtually no help with financial aid. There are no grants awarded to graduate students which is disappointing because living in New York City, one of the most expensive cities in the country, trying to pay for graduate school can be the source of much stress.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy the Public Administration program at Baruch. The professors are knowledgeable and dedicated in assisting students with understanding the work material. However their is a lack of assistance available for part time graduate students.Graduate students who work full time jobs and attend courses during the evening must take time out of there day if they want to speak to an adviser or to the financial aid office to discuss any financial opportunities. Baruch fails to communicate any of this information via their mass blast emails to students.
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