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Baruch College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public

Baruch College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Baruch College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Baruch College by February 1.

Considering Applying Early to Baruch College?

Baruch College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Baruch College?

Getting into Baruch College is very difficult. Baruch College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Baruch College accepted 41% of all applicants., around 9,843 of the 24,256 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Baruch College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT. Admissions to finance computer information systems program is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Baruch College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Baruch College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Baruch College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Baruch College must submit the following items. Double check with Baruch College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements 16 academic units
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Baruch College?

Students admitted to Baruch College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 87.9% submitted a class rank. At Baruch College 47.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 79.6% were in the top 25% and 96.4% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Baruch College of the City University of New York, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 87.9%
3.75 and 3.99 10.7%
3.50 and 3.74 37.5%
3.25 and 3.49 32%
3.00 and 3.24 16.3%
2.50 and 2.9 3.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Baruch College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Baruch College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 94% of Baruch College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Baruch College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Baruch College students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Baruch College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

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Transferring to Baruch College of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Baruch College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Baruch College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Baruch College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Baruch College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Baruch College.

Does Baruch College accept transfer credits?

Baruch College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Baruch College accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Baruch College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Baruch College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Baruch College?

Baruch College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Baruch College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Baruch College? Baruch College is a very selective institution. The Baruch College acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 40 out of every 100 applicants.



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Baruch College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baruch College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baruch College is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Baruch College SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

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Baruch College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Baruch College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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