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The City University of New York Bernard M Baruch College

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It is shocking to read some of theAccounting
It is shocking to read some of the negative comments, which I think is wrong.
Baruch had a very strong program in accounting and business. The older I get and the more people that I meet have emphasized this point. It really provided a great education.

It also had a great reputation in the field. I have never had a problem getting a job. There is a huge, successful alumni network. Yes, it is a commuter school. Yes, you may not get the traditional college education that you might get when staying in a dorm. However, the educational experience, especially for the money, was exceptional. I have met a number of people who attended more expensive schools such as NYU and PACE and many had large student loans that I didn't need. Trust me, I haven't met anyone in my life that liked having large student loans!!!The key to getting the real benefit from Baruch is to study hard!! Getting top grades is very important and doable if you work hard. I never got rejected from a job that I applied for. I got into a top law school and did very well in my career. However, I don't think I would have achieved the same level of success if my grades were mediocre. Work Hard!! I can't emphasize this enough.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Undergrad prepared me for the real world moreOther
Undergrad prepared me for the real world more so than grad school. I've been employed for almost 8 years since undergrad and going to grad school was, to me, another education to list on the resume. If I can use it, I will. But Baruch is an alright school money wise. They seem to focus more on the undergrads than grads since almost every career fair or info session was held during the morning or afternoon. If you work full time and attend grad evening classes, you can't always miss work. Some professors are interesting, provide a learning environment and others shouldn't be in the classroom. The school didn't always provide basic services such as having soap/bath tissue, working elevators and escalators as well as functional desks/chairs. Price wise, it's cheap/affordable but if you can afford to go to a better school, go to it.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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If you don't major in any kind ofBrightJournalism
If you don't major in any kind of business program then this school is awful. There is no such thing as a student life, and the frat boys that go to Baruch College killed another student (Michael Deng) so you could say that the students who participate in what little student life there is are horrible human beings. There's no campus, food is awful, the administration is awful, the Weissman school of Arts and Sciences is awful and half-assed. The inside of the campus looks like a scene from Prison Break.

But all of that seems tolerable in comparison to the Journalism Department. I thought that their program would be decent since Baruch College claims to be the best CUNY, but I was wrong. All of the professors that teach journalism at Baruch College either never had teaching experience or have never taken a course in journalism (meaning they don't know anything about journalism), most of them are horrible. Especially Professor Carl Rollyson?he's a really old man that's written 40 irrelevant books about biographies and reviews?he has no insight to teaching a journalism course. He once publicly scrutinized a students assignment in front of the whole class, and he did it in such a unprofessional and nasty manner anyone would think he's a horrible person. That student later had a nervous breakdown and left in the middle of class, why did the college hire him as a professor is befuddling (they hired him because he got 40 b.s. reviews & books published not because he can teach.) Carl Rollyson is the worst professor at Baruch College, especially in their english/journalism department.This school is only okay for business major, and slightly useful for public affairs major, but DO NOT BE FOOLED BE THE RANKINGS.The rankings at Baruch College are deceitful this school runs as well as a DMV during its busiest hours. Non-majors and especially science majors DO NOT APPLY!

3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
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The City University of New York Bernard M Baruch College

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