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Your chances of getting into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

49.5%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Baruch is 49.5%.  Its admission rate is the 28th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Baruch and can you get accepted?

Baruch is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 12,727 out of the 25,693 who applied were admitted.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class or better. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Baruch?

50% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1270 on the SAT
  • Score 28 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 10% of your high school class

Baruch GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.7

Typical High School Grades 

A-

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Baruch are to have around a 3.7 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Baruch will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Baruch is 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Baruch is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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 12.5% Good
3.50 to 3.74 47.2% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 27.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.1% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Baruch SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required by CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. The school has a test blind policy.

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Baruch is 1270 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1170-1360. Students who get into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College score in the top 29 percent of all SAT test takers..  Baruch ranks #35 in the state of New York and #235 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1270 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Baruch regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1170, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1070, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1270 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1265, you have around a 50% chance of being admitted. A 1360 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 66% chance of getting in.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >66%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 50%-66%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 34%-50%
1075 to 1170 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 1075 Low <22%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 25
Math 25th Percentile 24
Composite 25th Percentile 26
ACT Scores for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 32
Math 75th Percentile 30
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Baruch is 28, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 26 and 30.  The school ranks #29 in New York and #215 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 28. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 26 and score in the score in the top 18 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 24.

0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Baruch for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 28 score has around 50% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 66% with a 30 ACT score.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >66%
28 to 30 Avg + 50%-66%
26 to 28 Avg - 34%-50%
24 to 26 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 24 Low <22%
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High School Class Rank

60% of CUNY Bernard M Baruch College freshman are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. For your application to be competitive, you need to graduate at the top of your class.

High School Class Rank for admitted CUNY Bernard M Baruch College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 59.8%
Top 25% of class 86.7%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,085 11,507 25,693
Accepted 7,821 4,872 12,727
Acceptance Rate 56% 42% 50%
Enrolled 1,363 1,228 2,592
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 25% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2024.

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 Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Baruch is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.7 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1270 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1360 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 28 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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