As a senior college of the City University of New York, Queens College is an educational institution for locals. The large, diverse university sits upon eighty acres in the middle of Flushing, and offers (mainly locals and commuters) the chance to get a degree that is “affordable without sacrificing proper education.” One enamored senior describes it poetically: “A green bedding of low-cost tuition and the strong roots of the administrators, faculty, and stuff holding up the dozens of ‘club’ trees surrounded by a heavy sprinkling of diverse people makes QC the most beautiful school in NY: both literally and figuratively.”
Most professors here are “caring and devoted teachers,” but “you always have a few in the bunch per year that give you a real headache.” However, “when chosen wisely, the professors can be the most wonderful part of your education at QC.” There are “opportunities for growth inside and outside the classroom” for those that seek them, and “the environment is very inviting” for those that just want to try their hand. Most professors use effective teaching techniques that “help students understand and learn through not only lecture style classes but observation and demonstration,” as do the “many resources and challenging science courses” provided by the school.
“Courses are topical and abundant,” and the administration is refreshingly receptive to new ideas; “when students want to bring change to an area for improvement, it usually happens.” “Student counseling services” and the Macaulay Honors College both get singled out for being excellent. All in all, Queens College gives a student body that is “extremely diverse… in every way” (including “many students who would be unable to afford college otherwise”) the opportunity for an education.
People are happy with the “nice facilities” at the university, including the “gym and the pool.” For fun, the school offers various events like “readings and plays and concerts to attend,” as well as “small carnivals or festivities on the main campus with various games like laser tag or rock climbing” for those who are children at heart. There are many restaurants and cafes located on campus, giving students a place to rest their weary head in between classes.
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