Queens College provides a first-rate, globally focused education to talented people from all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds, and consistently receives high ratings in the most prestigious college guidebooks. Its celebrated liberal arts curriculum offers the knowledge and skills students need to be successful in their careers and their lives.
QUEENS COLLEGE: The Choice that will change your life
Today, with more than 19,000 students, we’re one of the largest four-year colleges in the City University of New York. Our highly diverse student population hails from over 150 countries. The college has consistently been praised by the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, and Forbes and Money magazines for its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and very affordable tuition. Our students note in a recent Princeton Review guide that the “various backgrounds of different students/faculty make for an eye-opening cultural experience.” In that same edition, our students say that our teachers are “caring and devoted.”
Programs for Everyone
With over 170 graduate and undergraduate majors, honors and pre-professional programs, and countless research and internship opportunities, you can realize your potential in many ways at Queens. The college offers a number of nationally recognized programs, such as our Aaron Copland School of Music, which combines conservatory training with a fine liberal arts education, and our School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, which offers degrees in environmental science and environmental studies We have more computer science students than any university in the city, and we rank third statewide in our number of accounting and business students. We’re also the ideal choice for aspiring educators—no school in the metropolitan area has graduated more teachers, counselors, and principals than Queens College.
Fields of knowledge have been expanding at a dizzying rate, which is why we are always developing new majors. In recent years we have introduced degree programs in photonics, data analytics, and media studies. Our expanded education abroad program is opening students’ eyes to exciting options for learning in scores of countries.
Honors programs are central to the college’s tradition of value and excellence, providing opportunities for faculty mentorship and advanced research. We participate in CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, which supports gifted students with full tuition, a free laptop, and other benefits. We also offer our own honors programs in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and a special honors program just for transfer students.
No matter what you major in, you will study with an accessible, award-winning faculty dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and research. Almost 90 percent have attained the terminal degree in their field, and many also teach in the doctoral programs at the CUNY Graduate Center. Our faculty’s work has been recognized with numerous fellowships, awards, and research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Queens College is centrally located off the Long Island Expressway between Manhattan and Long Island. The 80-acre campus features a traditional grassy quad surrounded by both historic Spanish-style and modern buildings with state-of-the-art technology. Our students have the option of enjoying all the benefits of living on campus in our Summit Apartments.
But whether you live on campus or commute, you’ll find a welcoming environment at Queens, with a bustling student union and opportunities to join dozens of clubs and sports (we’re the only CUNY school participating in Division II sports). Our campus offers complete athletics facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a fully equipped fitness center.
Campuswide Wi-Fi, computer kiosks, cybercafés, and a digital signage network assure you’re always in touch with the Queens College community and the world beyond. Ongoing cultural events include a celebrated series of readings by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie; concerts by world-famous artists; and theatre and dance performances.
Our alumni—there are more than 150,000—excel in all areas of society. More than half of our graduates pursue advanced degrees, and about two-thirds of recent alumni hold professional and management positions. They can be found at the top of almost any field, whether it is business (Carol Hochman, CEO, Triumph Marketing), the media (Robert J. Sorrentino, President, Bertelsmann, Inc.), politics (U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley), or entertainment (Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Simon, and Jon Favreau).
Ready to meet your future? Visit www.qc.cuny.edu to learn more about Queens College.
Subway & Bus
E, F, G, R to Continental Avenue and bus Q65A; E, F to Union Turnpike and bus Q74VP; J, Z to Jamaica Center and bus Q25-34; #7 to Street, Flushing and bus Q25-34 or Q17.
LIRR: to Jamaica and bus Q44 (stops two blocks from campus).
Queens College Shuttle to and from Jamaica Center and Flushing–Main Street.