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Baruch College Housing
Baruch College housing doesn't exist at its "vertical campus" on Lexington Avenue and 24th Street, which houses all three of its schools, for both graduate and undergraduate students: the Baruch School of Public Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business. Baruch College is part of the City University of New York, or, CUNY, system, and boasts a student population of more than 16,000, over three-quarters of that in one of the school's undergraduates programs.
Baruch housing that is owned, maintained, and/or officially partnered with the college is available for an extremely limited number of students, at a couple of off campus locations. The most coveted Baruch student housing is at 101 Ludlow, which offers 150 students furnished rooms, well-appointed common areas—including a terrace with barbecue pit—and a 24-hour doorman in the lobby. 101 Ludlow is a quick subway ride to the campus, and is located in the hearty of one of the most lively neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Lower East Side, home to a disproportionate number of good, reasonably-priced restaurants and fun bars.
Baruch Off Campus Housing
Another option for students seeking Baruch housing is uptown, at 1760 Third Avenue near 97th Street, which is only a slightly longer subway ride away from campus. 1760 Third offers students at the college (and from other schools as well) furnished rooms, common areas (including game rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center) and good security from the building's on-site staff. This stretch of the Upper East Side is particularly friendly to students and young professionals—think: lots of cheap restaurants and bars--drawn by the affordable (by Manhattan standards) rents in the area, in all of those walk-ups on the streets in the 70s, 80s, and 90s between Third and Second and First Avenues.
But official Baruch housing can only accommodate a tiny fraction of the student body; all other undergraduate and graduate must find their own NY apartments for rent. Websites such as Urban Edge are a great place to start your search, especially since, unlike many sites, all of our listings are for no fee NY apartments, which means you'll be dealing directly with the owner, cutting out the broker (and his or her fee, often in the thousands of dollars) entirely.
Because the Baruch campus is located right near the 23rd Station of the 6 train, obviously any neighborhood served by that line would be convenient for Baruch off campus housing. You should also consider the Murray Hill community just north of campus, as rents there tend to be several hundred dollars lower than in the other nearby neighborhoods, as Kips Bay, the East Village, and the Flatiron District.