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2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

GMAT was required, details of your work experience, course descriptions, essay

Level

Other

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

Amazing library facilities, good computer labs -- good study places

Admissions

GMAT scores, generic application, 2 recommendations, no interview

Level

2

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

-Competitive students, mainly part time professionals

-Large class sizes upwards of 70+ students

-Low quality of academic advising, too many students

-Good amount of case studies in coursework

-Fair grading and exams

Quality of Life

-Low crime

-Plenty of computer labs

-No dining facilities on campus

-No housing sponsored by the school

Admissions

Basic admission process

-GMAT (not very competitive)

-One Essay

-No financial aid or scholarship opportunities

-No interviews

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Baruch College has a prestigious reputation only in accounting. Class sizes are anywhere between 60 to 110 for accounting. It is hard getting into the classes. The students are cut-throat competitive. 95% of the people in the program have an accounting background. They either work as accountant or majored in accounting as an undergrads.

This is a school for the very disciplined students because you are basically learning on your own. The professors here just lectures. The class sizes are to big and most professors have no idea who you are unless you participate a lot during class. Vault.com is wrong in its previous surveys. A lot of them are enrolled in the Masters Degree Program because they are too cheap to pay for the MBA program and not the MBA program. However, all MBA and Masters Degree Programs take the same general business classes. The student population is about 50% Asians - either Asian Americans or international students from Korea, China or India. They don't do anything but study all day like robots. The Asians are extremely good in math so statistics and finance courses here are really tough. It is very difficult to get more than a B in class if you don't study all the time. The professors are also stingy with the grades.

Quality of Life

This is a commuter school. There are no dorms. People are not very happy here because it is too intense. Long-lasting friendships are not made at Baruch.

Students are very competitive for the grades and for the jobs. All MBA students think that they need to have a 3.9 GPA in order to compete with students that graduated from NYU or Columbia for jobs. This is just so they can show that they are just as goods as the ones who went to the prestigious private schools.

Accounting is super competitive because the accounting department mandates that professors are only allowed to give 17 - 20% A's. Accounting is super tough here because accounting is Baruch's baby and they don't want the rankings to go down. Administrators are afraid that their ranking in accounting will go down if not enough students pass the CPA exam. They rather weed the students out of the accounting program.

Admissions

Requirements include GMAT, 3 essays, and application questions.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Mostly good, adequate - not overly rigorous, varying degrees of teaching quality - some not great, some excellent. Excellent speaker events, networking events, etc. where you can meet and talk with professionals in a wide range of companies and industries.

Quality of Life

Facilities are adequate - it is a small campus, but extremely good location in manhattan.

Admissions

GMAT, application essays/questions, application form.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The quality of the classes depends entirely on the quality of the professor. At Baruch, there seem to be two kinds of professors: disappointing and exceptional. Make sure to get the good ones, and those classes are fantastic. Sizes of classes depend on the course. Core courses can range from 30-100 students. Most professors make a good effort to incorporate real=life learning into the class.

Quality of Life

Come on, its Manhattan.

Admissions

Very easy online application, ability for references to be submitted online, GMAT scores sent and received in a timely fashion. Essay was a short personal statement. which was no problem.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

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