#T-42, overall score 61.5/100

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CollegeNet ranked Baruch College as the best in the nation at providing social mobility to its students.

Why should Jewish students attend Baruch? Our university is uniquely positioned to provide academic excellence with all of the competitive resources available to our students in NYC, which include over 99% job and internship placement at significant institutions. Moreover, Jewish life on campus is vibrant and diverse and serves students from the Syrian, Persian, Former Soviet Union and Israeli communities in addition to all of the other Jewish and non-Jewish students. The relationship with the Muslim students and other non-Jewish organizations is excellent and allows us to grow together into a tolerant and united interfaith coalition. Israel advocacy and education play a prominent role on campus and lead to a great atmosphere of understanding and positive coexistence. —- Ilya Bratman, executive director, Hillel at Baruch College

ACADEMICS Score: 15/30

  • Score: 15/30
  • Acceptance rate: 31%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $7,301
  • Out-of-state tuition: $17,771
  • Room & board costs: $13,768
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $6,984


  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 15,254
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,600
  • Jewish population share: 11%
  • Student origin: 97% in-state / 3% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Bearcats

ISRAEL Score: 15.33/20

  • Score: 15.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 51
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: YOFI, TAMID, IAC Mishelanu
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 21.17/40

  • Score: 21.17/40
  • Hillel: Hillel at Baruch College
  • Chabad: Chabad at Baruch College
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Hillel Friday night services: 8
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 55
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 163 (117 Orthodox, 23 Conservative, 23 Reform)
  • Eruv: Yes
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Sidney Harman
  • Most unique/noteworthy Hillel clubs: BOSS — Baruch Organization of Soviet Students — serves the students from the Former Soviet Union through a variety of innovative cultural and educational programming, trips, conferences and leadership training. WINGS — Women Improving Next Generation Society — creates a community for young Jewish women at Baruch College with philanthropy, social justice and leadership programming.
  • Where do Jewish students come from? The majority of our students are from the tri-state area.
  • Kosher food details: There is no kosher meal plan at the college. However, Hillel sells kosher sandwiches and serves free hot kosher lunch every weekday for the students, staff and faculty. In addition, there are dozens of kosher restaurants within walking distance to the college.
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