Baruch College Housing and Nearby Apartments


Housing for Baruch College 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. Student housing that is owned, maintained, and/or officially partnered with the college is available for an extremely limited number of students, at 1760 Third Avenue. This facility is equipped with 24-hour security, a high tech gym, communal kitchen, laundry facility that texts you when your clothes are dry, a library, meeting rooms and a student lounge with pool, foosball and more. All rooms are double and triple occupancy, and have a private bathroom, mid-size refrigerator and microwave. As a bonus, the residence hall is walking distance from both Central Park and the East River, offering numerous recreational activities. 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.

Baruch Off Campus Housing

But official Baruch housing can only accommodate a tiny fraction of the student body; all other undergraduate and graduate must find their own apartments or rooms for rent. Websites such as Urban Edge are a great place to start your search, especially since, unlike many sites, many 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, such as Kips Bay, the East Village, and the Flatiron District. Less expensive apartments can be found further north, in East Harlem and The Bronx. Scroll down for a list of apartments near Baruch College.