Baruch College has evolved from the innovative School of Business and Civic Administration established in 1919 by the Trustees of The City College of New York. In 1953, it was renamed in honor of a distinguished alumnus and former trustee of The City College.
Baruch's Zicklin School of Business has received high ratings from Business Week, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. Its uniquely diverse student body and its location between midtown Manhattan and Wall Street combine to provide an exciting environment for the study of business. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled in Baruch's comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs. These students come from all over the world and speak more than 90 languages.
The Graduate Center
The Graduate Center was established in 1961 as the school for doctoral studies of The City University of New York. The Graduate Center is a consortium, combining resources from throughout CUNY to offer comprehensive and high quality research training. In three decades it has grown to an enrollment of nearly 4,000, with students in programs covering most areas of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Several of its specialized programs, including the Doctoral Program in Business, are located at individual senior colleges within the CUNY system. In 1999 the Graduate Center relocated to a beautifully renovated building in mid-town Manhattan, just nine blocks north of the campus of Baruch College.
Libraries and Facilities
Baruch is committed to providing its students with a modern, technologically advanced learning environment. In 1994, the College opened its state-of-the-art Information and Technology Building. Its centerpiece is the William and Anita Newman Library, which provides the Baruch community with access to vast information resources. The complex also includes the Baruch Computing and Technology Center, which provides over 500 computer workstations with internet access and multimedia capability.
In March 2000, Baruch unveiled the Subotnick Financial Services Center. This innovative instructional center puts the Zicklin School in a small, elite league of institutions--MIT and Carnegie Mellon among them--that offer students and faculty a first-rate simulated trading environment, complete with live data feeds, real-time market quotes, computerized trading models, and advanced network technology. The latest phase of Baruch's campus enhancement program is the construction of a new 17-floor Academic Complex. Serving as the new home of Baruch's Zicklin and Weissman schools, the complex will feature classrooms and research facilities, a physical fitness center, a theatre and recital space, and a television studio.
Graduate Center Apartments
The Graduate Center Apartments, opening in the Fall of 2011, offers students and faculty one of Manhattan's most sought after resources--bright, comfortable, airy and affordable modern housing. The eight-story residence hall, located in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood on 118th street between Lexington and Third Avenues, shares the plaza of CUNY's new East Harlem Campus with the University's School of Social Work and Public Health. For more information including how to apply now for August 2011 visit http://housing.gc.cuny.edu