About CUNY Queens College

Founded in 1937, CUNY Queens College. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 16,326 full time undergraduate students, and 3,306 full time graduate students.

The CUNY Queens College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 611 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at CUNY Queens College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate41%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range1000-1180
ACT Range

Admissions at QC are considered More Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at CUNY Queens College.

13%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
66%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
30%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
13%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
66%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
30%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

CUNY Queens College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    40 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    31 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    52 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    54 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    54 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    54 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    54 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    54 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of CUNY Queens College?

44 Students rated CUNY Queens College

Wilhelmine - 07/22/2022

My program (History) is wonderful, with attentive and passionate professors who truly make learning fun. I can't say much for the culture because, like many, I am a commuter student and mostly spend my free time off-campus. I've enjoyed the few extracurricular activities I've done through QC. Getting food on campus is difficult for me and I always have to pack a lunch as a vegetarian with a milk allergy.

Sara - 07/29/2021

I think it's a pretty good school. I can only speak on my classes and experience, but I've really enjoyed most of my classes and my professors have been really nice and helpful.

Mercedes

I enjoy the school and love campus. The campus makes you feel like your out of the city while being smack dab in the middle of it and the bussy face paced life. I'm really glad that they have most classes in the same buildings of their respective departments. Professors in my field are great and reaxhable.

Mair

It's pretty average. Academics are pretty good. But it's a commuter school so there's not that much going on. It's hard to make friends unless your really outgoing and it can get isolating sometimes. But its also a great way to learn a lot and save money on undergrad, especially if you're planning on going to grad school.

CUNY Queens College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at CUNY Queens College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for CUNY Queens College is 41%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a very diverse group.

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  3. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I find Queens College to be amazing. It is the ideal school for me. There are all sorts of ethnicities and activities for everyone to participate in. The college organizes many events to encourage students to get involved.The school is not too large. The classes are a good size and there is help provided for everyone that might be struggling on a subject or lesson. The environment itself is relaxing. It is a clean campus full, of green and vibrance. There is a lot of school pride and a lot of support from all the school's administration

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

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  5. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Stick to a club! That's the best way to start having a social life.

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  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    -

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  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Queens college is a jew school, the girls are ugly, its a retirement center because there at elderly people taking classes there, its boring, its the school you end up in because you cant afford your dream university.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    N/A

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is much more access to resources especially since it is near the city. It's in the middle of the city and the suburbs and you can go anywhere you want. The diversity is amazing because there are all types of people of different ethinicities and the best part is that they interact with you regardless of your background. It is a very friendly and resourceful enviorment.

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  10. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There is no single stereotype at our school. We are known for our diversity here in Queens. Most of our students are either from Queens or Long Island. The ethnicity of the student body ranges from Indian to Swiss, from African to Australian. The international student population is growing yet, and I'm sure it will continue to grow. There are, however, stereotypes within the specific groups of population at the school. The athletic jocks who spend most of their time in the gym, the loud music students who seem to live in the music building, the science geeks who are always on their computers in the lobby of the science halls, the orthodox Jews who seem to congregate in the Dining Hall, the rich Long Island boys who never learned how to work for what they want,... and the list goes on.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A center for excellence. Queens College is the model of New York city. The majors are as diverse and ethnic as the student population. It is one of the best, if not the best city college in New York, hands down.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The cultural diversity at Queens College is one of the key reasons I attended. It was very rewarding to learn about so many different types of people from so many different areas of the world. The school is also located in a prime area in New York City, with access to just about everything a student would want or need without worrying about being distracted by what's going on around him/her. I was so pleased with my experience, that my mother actually attended after I graduated!

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I consider to be the worst thing about my school is the lack of inspiration here. Because there isn't much school spirit there isn't much to be enthusiastic about while you are attending college. The time you spend on campus is time you have to spend on campus. There aren't many students, who don't live on campus, that choose to spend time other then class time on campus.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about my school, i brag most about "Free hour". Free hour is from 12:15pm to 1:30 pm on mondays and wedendays in which no student has a class schduled. This period gives students the opportunity to get involved in campus activities, meet new people, and socialize with friends.

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  15. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are brand new! The people that live in them say that they are quite roomy and very clean.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its great value.

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  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I really liked the location of Queens College and many of my friends were going there and I heard such good things from them. There are SO many on-campus programs that just want to help you excel and find internships/jobs and that was very appealing to me.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The only thing that I personally find to be a little frustrating is that there tend to be some distractions on campus. In addition, classes are for too long hours and too much readings in some classes. However, this is college and a part of life so nothing much to complain about.

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  19. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person who should not attened this school is someone who wishes to be involed within the campus and wishes to have a lot of friends. The school reminds me of high school- you go to class and you leave- if you were not involed with clubs or sports.

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    You see the entire Manhattan. How cool is that?

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  21. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    One day there was a camel on the quad. Enough said.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

16,326

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,306

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

140

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

2%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
28%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
28%
% White or Caucasian
27%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

76% of students attending CUNY Queens College receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 8% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$14,048

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,364

Books and Supplies

$14,020

Room and Board

29,432

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,892
$30 - $48K
$6,628
$48 - $75K
$12,053
$75 - $110K
$15,345
$110K & UP
$15,938

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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