City University of New York--Queens College campus

Overview

Applicants
18,416
Acceptance Rate
40%

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,464
with Terminal Degree
789

758
Men
706
Women
330
Minority
84
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • East Asian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General


Students Say

Located in New York's "most diverse borough," Queens College "offers high quality academics for a very reasonable price." As one student puts it, "Queens is about getting a valuable and quality education that does not drain you financially for the future." In keeping with the fact that the majority of QC students live off campus in a variety of nearby communities, one of the school's strengths is helping students become "the best you can be so you can give back to the community." One student even goes as far as to say that QC is "considered the Harvard of CUNY." The Macaulay Honors College and the Aaron Copeland School of Music both get high marks, with students saying that QC as a whole "provides a strong liberal arts education to give [students] well-rounded knowledge and skills." Professors generally "genuinely care about [students'] grades and well-being;" as one student puts it, "They won't let me fall behind." But while "most professors genuinely care for [students'] success," it's inevitable that they will "vary in terms of quality." As one student puts it, "Many of my professors just lecture and don't interact too much, however, some are very involved and passionate." Students appreciate the "challenging yet interesting courses" but some lament that for the coveted courses, "you have to really run and register for those classes like it's a competition."<

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Paul Simon
Musician

Gary Ackerman
US Congressman

Susan Isaacs
Novelist/Screenwriter

Helen Marshall
Former Queens Borough President

Donna Orender
President WNBA

Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian

Charles Wang
Owner NY Islanders, Founder: Computer Associates

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,208

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,407

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,340

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
15%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$15,000

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,321

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,330
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,800
Required Fees
$608
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,364

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,054

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,100
Foreign Countries Represented
176

Demographics

28.99%
Asian
10.13%
African-American
20.31%
Hispanic
35.36%
Caucasian
4.90%
International

56% female
44% male
1% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Students Say

Diversity is key at Queens College, where, as one student puts it, "We have a very diverse campus, so no minority is really ever a minority." "If one were to ask me to name every ethnicity, nationality, and religious group on campus, I would not even know where to begin," says another. QC "has a very friendly student body" and some says that "the friendships and bonds you make from taking transit together, or sharing stories is special in [its] own way." Others note that "there is not much of an established social life" and that "if you want to make friends here you really have to work for it." Many students "have part-time jobs," some students "are parents, and have to take care of their children"—"Of course, many people are straight out of high school [too], but even these people usually spend a lot of time off campus." Students describe their peers as "career-minded and focused;" they "love to have fun, but they [are] still focused on their studies and their futures."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
2%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
1%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Students Say

Though the school opened the Summit Apartments, its first residence hall, in 2009, the majority of QC students still commute; as one student observes, "Even though the Summit Apartments can only house 500 students, it still remains pretty empty throughout the semesters." Since "most students come here to go to class and then head home or to their job afterwards," many QC students say that it's difficult to foster much sense of a school community—"the sense of community could use some work." But others counter, saying that, "I would not expect a school composed mostly of commuters to bond as much as we do." Outside of class, it's "very hard to be bored," especially "being so close to the city, there are a lot of activities to do around the area." Many students explore Queens, which is accessible via a free QC shuttle. For those who live on campus, or those commuters who stick around after class, as one student puts it, "We have clubs for everything, and if there isn't a club for something you like you could always start [one] up." One thing that students agree helps unite QC as a community is student government: "Student government provides us with events and carnivals during both the fall and spring semesters. It brings people together."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
93
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

2% participate in intramural sports

Men's Sports (Knights)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Knights)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance; Counseling & Advisement Center

Minority Support Groups: Minority Student Affairs & Pre-Professional Advisement, Alliance of Latin American Students, Assoc of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Assoc, Chinese Student Assoc, Guyanese Student Assoc, Haitian Student Assoc, Hindu Student Council, Legal Society of Minority Students, La Tertulia, Society of African Students, Taiwanese Student Assoc,

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: York College, Medgar, City College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Johns

Sustainability

Affectionately referred to as the “jewel of the CUNY system,” Queens College might truly be the greenest gem in the thriving NYC borough of Queens. Committed to “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” this 87-acre suburban campus always has one eye on the future. Commitments to NYCPLA 2017 and the Governor of New York to reduce energy use are just parts of the longstanding college’s Campus 10 Year Sustainability Plan, which also entails a plan to be carbon neutral in thirty-five years. Unsurprisingly, green building is central. Mechanical upgrades, such as that for the new Science Building, are aimed at significantly reducing energy consumption—as is the design and construction of a Central Chiller Plant. It will grow from initially supplying HVAC to several science buildings to eventually covering the entire campus. The college has recently installed a number of rain gardens with permeable pavers which have eliminated a significant volume of stormwater per year from going directly into the combined sewer system. At Queens College, responsible transportation, recycling, and dining are all on the menu. In fact, the Pride of New York program promotes the sale of agricultural and food products grown and processed within New York State. Students are the cogs in the campus-wide green machine. The 300-strong Environmental Club organizes participation in projects such as “Cool Roofs,” where students volunteer to paint rooftops white to improve cooling efficiency. Academically, students can pursue bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and participate in sustainability research. Queens College’s motto is “We learn so that we may serve,” so why not serve green?

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
60%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
97

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
There are student discounts for Apple HP and Dell.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dr. Vincent J. Angrisani
Executive Director of Enrollment Managem

Address
3650 Kissena Blvd
Jefferson 117
Flushing, NY 11367

Phone
718-997-5600

Email
vincent.angrisani@qc.cuny.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rosenthal Library
Student Union
Athletic Center
Dining Hall
Classrooms and Laboratory Facilities
Cafes around campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Louis Armstrong House Museum House
New York Mets Shea Stadium
National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows
Queens Museum of Modern Art
Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
Contact Office for Hours
718-997-5600

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
merlin.thompson@qc.cuny.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Student Athletes are invited for overnight visits.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Queens College launched a new shuttle bus service on August 28. The shuttle offers a faster, more convenient way to travel between the college and the two major transit hubs serving our community, Jamaica Station and Flushing-Main Street Station. The Queens College shuttle operates seven days a week, providing non-stop service throughout the day between the campus and these two stations. It also provides cross-campus service throughout the day between Queens Hall and the Student Union Building. Take the Long Island Railraod or the subway #7 train to Flushing. From Flushing take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus to Queens College. Take the E,F,G,R Subway to 71st & Continental Ave. From there take the Q65A bus to Queens College. Take the E or F subway line to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens. From there take the Q74 bus to Queens College. Cosest Airport: LaGuardia or JFK

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Long Island and Points East: Take the Long Island Expressway westbound; watch for QC signs. If you need to get to the Main Gate on Kissena, get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Blvd.) Make a left at the light and take overpass onto Kissena Blvd. If you want Colden parking, get off at Exit 23, tum left on to Main Street overpass. Watch for QC signs to Colden parking. From Manhattan and Points West: Take the Long Island Expressway eastbound watch for QC signs. Get off at Exit 24(Kissena Blvd.) If you need the Main Gate on Kissena, continue down the service road until the first traffic light (Kissena Blvd.) Make a right onto Kissena Blvd. If you want Colden parking, watch for signs as soon as you exit Long Island Expressway. Do not go to traffic light.

Local Accommodations
Several Hotels are available in the Area. Search your local website for the best rates.