Baruch College - City Of New York University
Baruch College is part of a tradition that dates back more than 150 years to the founding, in 1847, of the Free Academy, the very first free public institution of higher education in the nation. (Baruchâ€™s landmark building at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue occupies the site of the Free Academy). Established in 1919 as City Collegeâ€™s School of Business and Civic Administration, the school was renamed in 1953 in honor of Bernard M. Baruchâ€”statesman, financier, and devoted alumnus. In 1968 the school became an independent senior college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system.
Today, a thriving, urban, multicultural institution and a senior college of CUNY, Baruch attracts motivated students of proven achievement who are seriously committed to making their dreams a reality. Their ability and drive, along with the superb, professional education for which Baruch is known, have established the Collegeâ€™s national and international reputation for excellence. In providing opportunity for these students, the College sustains the original mission of the Free Academy and the City University, adapting that mis...
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