842 reviews
  1. Long Island City, NY
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    A-
CUNY LaGuardia Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$8,514/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,795/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,183/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,915/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,359/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,922Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
0%
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After CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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CUNY LaGuardia Community College Reviews

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I really like my college! The area around it is not the best, mostly because of construction going on in the area, the train is not that far from the buildings, and not to mention the Long Island Railroad too, but I enjoy the area. There's restaurants nearby, security patrols the campus, and the professors are amazing! I enjoy learning new material every single day! The staff from the multiple departments are very friendly. LaGuardia is also very diverse, people from all over the world study at LaGuardia and since the college is in Queens (with Queens being the most diverse borough in New York City) it's no surprise that the school is so diverse. I enjoy the different classmates I have in my different classes.
The BEST part of LaGuardia is the a student can take FREE classes in winter and summer if the student is full-time. This opportunity is not available at other college. A student could graduate within 2 years. And the Tuition for a semester is $2,600 which is 3,450 at a 4 years college as of 12/18/16. Do the math and you will know how much you can save! On top of that FREE classes in winter and summer!!! The faculty is very helpful. Registration people help students with registration. They also help students register via email. Financial Aid staff is very helpful in filing their financial aid. I graduated from LaGuardia last year. I wish it was a 4 years college. I'm not at John Jay and realize how helpful LaGuardia was. Trust me people when I say that LaGuardia is the BEST, I mean it. Having been at John Jay has made me compare and contrast and appreciate LaGuardia even more!
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this school has really failed at reaching even my bottom tier expectations. The advising system is an absolute train wreck. I've been forced to believe that advisers are told to enroll students in non-required classes that keep them dancing around the bush to graduation. There are also numerous problems that I have encountered due to poor (or nonexistent) communication between departments.

The facilities are deplorable and outdated. There are multiple cafeterias that are dim, dirty, hectic, and poorly managed. Security only sometimes requests to see your ID, and even then it's just to glance and see that you own a card with a picture on it. How is that going to create a secure campus?

The student body is another huge concern. Very few students actually care about their studies. Many students seem to be enrolled just so they have something to keep them busy and to socialize. Professors give students hundreds of chances to redeem themselves and pass courses but they still. Fail. Students are also blatantly rude to professors and act like children when they don't get their way. I heard a student in one of my classes talk out loud to another student about how the professor [sic] "don't teach good" among other explicit insults right in front of her.

The only thing that redeems this school are the professors. I have had a number of amazing professors who really cared about their students and wanted to see them succeed. These professors are very responsible and well-meaning people. Sadly I have seen some professors lose enthusiasm when half of the class stops showing up halfway through the semester.

Overall, it has done it's duty in making my GPA high enough to get out and go somewhere respectable.