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Queens College of the City University of New York

  • Flushing, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 15,351
    total students
  • $6,030 | $15,600
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 36%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 574
    sat math
  • 540
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Seriously Unexpected, Seriously Challenging

Students are ready for challenges, and Queens College is ready to help students meet them. Queens College prepares students to meet the challenges of the modern-day exciting global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences. Students will graduate with the qualities that top companies and the best graduate schools are looking for: critical thinking, problem-solving intelligence, an aptitude for learning the latest technologies, and an appreciation of different cultures.

The college knows that top students look for challenges beyond the classroom as part of a well-rounded education. The Internship Center's database tracks more than 1,200 opportunities, and interns earn academic credit and often more: The average QC internship stipend is $1,200-$1,500.

Service learning and leadership opportunities (many offering academic credit) abound. Students can: build homes with Habitat for Humanity during an alternative spring break; go on a Midnight Run to feed the homeless; and visit pediatric hospitals with the Big Apple Circus. QC is also part of the new CUNY Service Corps, in which students spend 24 weeks in paid, part-time positions working on projects that address public health, education, the environment, and more. Students can also serve their countries while earning their degrees, as Queens College is part of the Army ROTC, which offers competitive scholarships along with monthly stipends.

Travel transforms students' perspectives, and the college encourages students to take advantage of the international academic programs during summer and winter breaks or for 1 or 2 semesters. If travel is not in students' plans, they can still explore the world on campus as students from over 150 countries call Queens College home. A wealth of cultures and perspectives come together in an environment of respect and commitment to learning.

Seriously Competitive

Competition is not always a contest to see who finishes first. Competition -- the kind that leads to advances in medicine, the arts, education, or any field -- is about testing students' ideas against the best ideas and seeing how they fare. Honors and special programs at Queens College are designed to push students to become the best possible version of themselves. QC participates in CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, which supports gifted students with full tuition and other benefits. In addition, QC has its own multidisciplinary Freshman Honors Program and divisional honors programs in the humanities, math and natural sciences, and social sciences. Outstanding high school seniors may apply to become Queens College Scholars. Prospective math teachers may qualify for scholarships and other incentives through QC's innovative math education program, TIME 2000. Business and Liberal Arts, another QC initiative, familiarizes students with basic business disciplines; it's designed for top-performing underclassmen, regardless of their majors. Additionally, Queens College hosts a wide range of national honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi.

Seriously Vibrant

Yes, there is life outside the classroom. With more than 100 clubs and intramural sports, students have chances to explore their interests and meet people who share them. Students can also take advantage of FitzGerald Gymnasium, the Fitness Center, the Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a newly renovated outdoor track. Queens College is also the only CUNY college that participates in NCAA Division II athletics.

The Queens College calendar is filled with concerts, art exhibitions, readings by famous writers, inspiring speakers, and other cultural activities. The Kupferberg Center for the Arts is a magnet for arts lovers who appreciate its diverse array of programs. And the Godwin-Ternbach Museum houses more than 5,000 works of art. Additionally, just 20 minutes from Manhattan, the campus is located in Flushing with its dazzling array of shops and dining spots. The borough of Queens is also home to the New York Mets, the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and numerous cultural attractions, including QC's Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Seriously Affordable

Queens College offers students low tuition -- made even more affordable with the help of financial aid (over 60% of students receive such aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study opportunities.)

Interested students can visit Queens College at http://www.qc.cuny.edu/ -- or come and take a tour of the campus -- and seriously consider what a Queens College education can offer them.


Location & Contact

65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
United States


Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hebrew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Labor Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

36% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied24,323
    • Accepted8,929
    • Acceptance Rate36%
    • Enrolled15,351
    • Female Applicants12,162
    • Females Accepted4,465
    • Female Acceptance Rate36%
    • Male Applicants12,161
    • Males Accepted4,464
    • Male Acceptance Rate36%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.70
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 540 477 570
    • SAT Math 574 540 610
    • SAT Writing 460 560
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,030
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,600
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students15,351
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino18.99%
    • Black or African American8%
    • White or Caucasian41.31%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian26.76%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.78% representing 170 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 3%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Alliance of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Hillel-Jewish Student Organization, India Cultural Exchange
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,467
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 12,296 students to 908 faculty

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