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Chances of getting into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
41%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Baruch and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Baruch is 41%.  It ranks #23 in New York and #161 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Baruch is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 9,895 out of 24,307 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent (SAT 1170/1360 ACT 26/30). CUNY Bernard M Baruch College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Baruch application fee is $65 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Baruch SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1170-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College?

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Baruch ranks #23 in New York and #152 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >57%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 41%-57%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 27%-41%
1075 to 1170 Reach 16%-27%
Less than 1075 Low <16%
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Baruch ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Baruch?

Admission data indicates that Baruch regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in New York and #155 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >57%
28 to 30 Avg + 41%-57%
26 to 28 Avg - 27%-41%
24 to 26 Reach 16%-27%
Less than 24 Low <16%
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Baruch GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Baruch. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #67 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Baruch will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Bernard M Baruch College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.7% Good
3.50 to 3.74 37.5% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 32.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 16.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.3% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

79.6% of CUNY Bernard M Baruch College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted CUNY Bernard M Baruch College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 47.6%
Top 25% of class 79.6%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,849 11,458 24,307
Accepted 5,188 4,707 9,895
Acceptance Rate 40% 41% 41%
Enrolled 927 1,128 2,055
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
119

Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190512 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College.

FAQs

Does CUNY Bernard M Baruch College prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Baruch.

What is my chance of getting into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College?

41% of those who apply are granted admission to Baruch. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1360. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.