If you have ever dreamed of making friends from all around the world, look no further than Baruch. The College has been ranked one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation. A common perception about Baruch is that it's a business school with many students of Asian and Russian descent. While there's some substance to these claims—more than 1,200 students speak Chinese, and 900 are fluent in Russian—there are also more than 1,100 Spanish speakers. In terms of economic diversity, Baruch is best known for its Zicklin School of Business, where tuition is much lower than what you'd pay at many other business school. The College's affordability, together with its reputation, attracts a lot of working and middle-class individuals, including more than 1,000 international students. In terms of political views, there seems to be plenty of liberals and conservatives at Baruch. Baruchians take advantage of the campus diversity.
There are more than a hundred ethnic, religious, professional, and other clubs where admission is nondiscriminatory. Some of these clubs are dedicated to empowering and connecting minority students and are places where many students form social bonds. The bottom line about Baruch's diversity is there's always a chance to meet someone with whom you have something in common. As on any highly populated and diverse campus, you'll sometimes hear allegations of bias and prejudice, but there is always a way to voice concern and make a change.