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Academics

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.”

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

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.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. Vincent J. Angrisani
Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Address
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Jefferson 117
Queens, NY 11367

Phone
718-997-5600

Email
vincent.angrisani@qc.cuny.edu

Experience College Life

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Louis Armstrong House Museum House
New York Mets Citi Field
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
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
robert.twible@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 offers a shuttle bus service which provides 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.

Admissions

Applicants: 25,621
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Average HS GPA: 3.00






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