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Colleges / Baruch College of the City University of New York

Baruch College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

Baruch College Admissions

If you want to apply to Baruch College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $65.

Students who apply to Baruch College for fall should anticipate a decision by February 1.

Baruch College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Baruch College's admissions stats.

Baruch College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 59.8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist No

Baruch College of the City University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes February 1 February 1

Want to Apply Early to Baruch College?

Baruch College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Baruch College of the City University of New York

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Baruch College

Baruch College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Baruch College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Baruch College

What does Baruch College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Baruch College for more information on admission factors.

Baruch College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements 16 academic units
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Baruch College?

Students admitted to Baruch College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 92.5% submitted a class rank. At Baruch College 59.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 86.7% were in the top 25% and 97.7% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Baruch College of the City University of New York, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 0.2%
3.75 and 3.99 12.5%
3.50 and 3.74 47.2%
3.25 and 3.49 27%
3.00 and 3.24 11.1%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Baruch College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Baruch College looks 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.

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More Information on 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

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

✅ Baruch College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is Baruch College's acceptance rate?

✅ Baruch College's acceptance rate is 51%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Baruch College?

❌ Baruch College does not offer early decision.

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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 51%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Baruch College ACT Scores


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Baruch College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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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 3.7. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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