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. (Baruch’s landmark building at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue occupies the site of the Free Academy). Established in 1919 as City College’s School of Business and Civic Administration, the school was renamed in 1953 in honor of Bernard M. Baruch—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 College’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... [ Read All ]

New York

United States

55 Lexington Avenue
NY 10010
Phone: (646) 312-4052
Fax: (646) 312-4051

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Location and Getting there

Situated on Lexington Avenue near the Flatiron/Gramercy Park district of Manhattan, Baruch College is in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic financial and cultural centers. The College is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies, firms, and organizations. This “real-world classroom” adds immeasurably to the value of a Baruch education and offers unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. Some of the nation’s top executives are Baruch alumni, and many of them regularly come to campus to share their expertise with current students.  

Academic Staff and Description

Baruch faculty are among the most distinguished and most widely known in their fields. They combine outstanding academic credentials with significant real-world experience. Approximately 500 teach full time, with about 95 percent holding a PhD or other terminal degree. Full-time faculty teach both entry-level and advanced courses and serve as advisors to student organizations and preprofessional programs. Adjunct faculty are typically drawn from New York City’s business and professional ranks. Baruch employs another 700 administrative and support personnel. Faculty members are regularly recognized with fellowships, grants, and awards from many notable foundations and public agencies.  

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Information For  Undergraduates

Baruch's Art program offers courses in the history and the practice of art. Art history courses encompass a global view of the visual arts throughout time. Studio courses focus on graphic communication and photography. All courses take advantage of Baruch's midtown location and proximity to New York City's outstanding artistic resources by incorporating visits to, for example, Baruch's Sidney Mishkin Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and Soho and midtown galleries for assignments, class trips and access to art professionals.

Graphic Communication Specialization
The graphic communication specialization, a track in the business communication major, prepares students for careers in graphic design, advertising, and publishing, as well as in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Students integrate Baruch's marketing and management courses into a program emphasizing design, communication, typography, and production, capped with an internship in a professional environment. Using state-of-the-art technology, students have the opportunity of working on Dollars and Sense, the Baruch College Business Revie...  [ Read All ]


To a degree unusual among public academic institutions, Baruch College is strongly supported by its increasingly active alumni. Our alumni are helping to transform the future of the College: without their commitment, the College’s renewed commitment to excellence and its outstanding reputation would not be possible. Many Baruch alumni are modern-day captains of industry, leading major national and international firms. Some have returned to their alma mater to teach courses; others provide internships and employment opportunities for Baruch students.

Beginning with Bernard M. Baruch’s gift of $9 million in 1965, the College has flourished through the generosity of its many friends. In addition to strong support from the Weissman and Zicklin families, gifts from a score of other alumni have allowed Baruch to create and enhance such programs and facilities as the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor / Subotnick Financial Services Center, the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, the William Newman Programs in Real Estate, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communciation Institute, and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship....  [ Read All ]