College is probably the best out of all the CUNY
schools if you are planning on majoring in a business
related field. There are three buildings on the city
campus: one being the library/computer/registrar/bursar/financial aid building all rolled into
one, then there is the old campus building which houses
the physical science departments, and the main class campus buildings
where most of the classes are held. They are all
next to each other and within two minutes walking distance.
Great facilities, lots of computers
everywhere inside the library and in the main campus buildings,
new desks/chairs/projectors, clean bathrooms, clean floors all the timeetc.
Baruch is known for it's modern structure and it is
more technologically advanced than many other public colleges. There
are even about a dozen computer workstations with high speed
internet access next to the escalators and elevators so you
can check email and do whatever. Lots of clubs and
social life is based on what you make out of
it. This is a commuter school after all with
the average student being 22-24yrs. old. Neighborhood is nice with
tons of restaurants, delis, and shops everywhere. Low crime
rate around here and campus is extremely safe but watch
out for traffic and cars when crossing the intersections around
here. Stay away from eating too much fast food cause
all the fast food joints are here. Convenient location
as you can take the train to anywhere you want
in the city. Professors are generally very helpful.
Again you have the make the effort to get help
if needed because the professors are here for everyone, they're
not here just for you. Tons of resources to
be taken advantage of in the library center and career
development center-lots of internships for the majors students. Financial
aid, bursar,library staff are very helpful and nice. It's
better to always go early in the morning to get
your issues resolved before they get too busy. Like
any other school, bureaucracy here isn't perfect and can always
be improved. Online registration is simple and fast.
points: the escalators will usually be out of service after
10 so it may be a hassle at times.
Class sizes are large, avg is 35 students per class.
Lecture class sizes are large as well so most
of your professors will not memorize your names. But
most professors will take attendance anyway which takes away from
class times. Many people suffer from the large general
education course classes they have to take in order to
apply for their majors and that can be discouraging because
you'll feel that you will never be able to complete
it all, but it is all up to your own
effort in the end. I've noticed that most of
the accounting professors are incompetent in the way they teach
the concepts in a clear and very understanding manner.
They seem to just focus on the applications and math
rather than introduce you to the concepts first. As
you know, you cannot understand accounting without first understandng the
concepts. Baruch doesn't have a very good first pass
rate for the CPA either. Accounting majors are the
most popular here but seems to have the most problems
as well. Journalism and english depts. here are outstanding
as we have interesting writers in residence every term.
Cafeteria food, like all other university cafeterias, are overpriced and
sub par in taste.
That's about it.