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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Queens College is an above-average public college located in Queens, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 12,201 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Queens College acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Psychology, Accounting, and Economics. Graduating 55% of students, Queens College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367
Branch of
CUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference

CUNY Queens College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

QC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1220
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$4,776/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,421/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,201Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,419
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Independent
    31%
  • Commuter
    18%
  • Apart of
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    73%
  • Value
    18%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Variety
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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Nice college with nice faculty/staff/students!
I had a pleasant 5 years at this college and it helped me grow into the person I am today.
I recommend using ratemyprofessor to find suitable professors.
As in any college/university, their are professors that aren't the best but a great thing about QC is that they have such a wide variety of professors/programs/classes to choose from.
Recommend this college to any student having doubts, you won't regret it!
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No consistency from faculty. The faculty personnel in each department don't communicate with each other. You'll always get an "oh that's another department" as an answer. You'll get an anal/militant professor in one class (gym) and then you'll get a laid back professor who doesn't care to really educate just going through motions in a "core" class. And of course your paying crazy money. NO PARKING if you drive!! Meter cops hawk the students to give tickets. And the faculty from bursars, admission and some advisors are so miserable and just want to get you out of their face as quick as possible. EXTREMELY OVERRATED institution!!! Professors do not prepare you for real world situations. Your paying to learn/memorize stuff for tests that you'll forget as soon as you finish.
My experience at Queens College was wonderful. The campus definitely feels like a traditional campus and there is a lot of major options. I think Queens College has many exceptional professors and quality of education. And the views are just incredible! One downside is that many of the buildings are outdated and need to be renovated. Some buildings are being renovated so that something. Another downside is that all the departments are scattered around and it makes it difficult to communicate because you have to go from building to another to get an answer sometime. I think the overall college environment is great. There are some really good clubs and many varieties of food to choose from and the commute is pretty good as well.