CUNY Queens College in Queens

Queens, NY

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CUNY Queens College offers 468-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 40%. 41.4% are women, and 58.6% are men. 5% percents of international students. CUNY Queens College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at CUNY Queens College is 5998$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11777 and $26287 per year. 56% of full-time CUNY Queens College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The CUNY Queens College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, CUNY Queens College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,207
$30,001 - $48,000$5,910
$48,001 - $75,000$10,449
$75,001 - $110,000$13,780

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 11000

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    8353 of CUNY Queens College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 53 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes CUNY Queens College number 32 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

    Students at CUNY Queens College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Prepaid tuition plan

    Tuition payment plan

    Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in CUNY Queens College.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    CUNY Queens College graduation rate is above the national average.

    56% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to CUNY Queens College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    12 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      CUNY Queens College acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 27%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so CUNY Queens College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 31%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The CUNY Queens College full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking CUNY Queens College students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1020 - 1200

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 490 - 580
      Math: 530 - 620
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


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      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at CUNY Queens College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In CUNY Queens College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at CUNY Queens College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Queens College

      The campus located by 65 30 Kissena Blvd address in Flushing, New York.


      Queens College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of CUNY Queens College with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Queens College are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      CUNY Queens College offers 468 programs in total: 204 are for Bachelor's degree, 174 - for Master's degree, 60 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 30 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in Queens county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Postbaccalaureate certificate programs offered.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


      CUNY Queens College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 13453 students with 403584 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2172 with 52132 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for CUNY Queens College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      This school is a mess. Never updates their website and constantly gives wrong information. Had to pick up a transcript. Never notified students that their one stop service center was relocated to Jefferson Hall. Got there and then was told my transcript was not ready for pickup when I received an email saying it was. Also when you try to contact them, they just hang up on you. Don't waste your time at this school.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Campus is nice. That's all. Queens College is overcrowded. Not enough classes. Classes fill up really fast. Freshmen and sophomores get the scraps. List of Majors offered is small. MTA bus stop lines are a nightmare. Not much of a social scene going on. 19000 students and increasing. Website information is OUTDATED. Needs more money to operate. One of the worst CUNYs.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      The campus is beautiful with generally nice people. The computer science staff are stellar but the professors for that degree especially the upper level courses are really will have a tough time doing the work-life-college balance thing if you want to graduate on time. When ur a senior in computer science department ull have a tough time getting courses for a full time status as most seats fill up..later on u wud b able to pick classes only days b4 the start of class but professors that have a rating of 1 in ratemyprofessor...the department chair does not even care about our voice...avoid if ur a comp sci major....TERRIBLE!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Probably one of the most disorganized saddest excuses for a CUNY school I've ever attended. The only reason for the added second star is because of two professors who actually care about education and how they relay information to their students. Other than that, you'll find yourself wandering from building to building based on half true information that a secretary had told you, only to be told that information was incorrect when you arrive at the next building. Waited 5 months on a transfer application, and had to physically walk into my designated major department for the head of the department to finally question admissions on whether or not they had accepted me. The reason admissions decided not to notify me of my acceptance was based on an incorrect email in their system. That doesn't excuse a 2-3 minute phone call or perhaps sending a certified letter to my house notifying me that I could attend their college. Admissions waived my commitment fee, which they believe in some way demonstrates remorse when dealing with a scenario like mine. When you overhear professors discussing how unprofessional administration is and how they don't understand how the college even functions, you get a good idea of just what you're getting into. As per transfer credits, I was originally informed I would be receiving a language credit for American Sign Language, but was later told I must take another language to satisfy the CUNY Pathways requirement and College requirement. Upon printing a web page from QC and highlighting the portion in which they stated I would receive credit, I went to Academic Advisement to provide them with the information that thousands of prospective students had already seen before me. After meeting with the secretary of the VP of students, and explaining my reasoning for appealing, I was once again told "we understand where you're coming from, however the requirements had changed". If the requirements changed in 2013, why is that page still up? Why are students given information that is 3-4 years old and out dated? I've attended two semesters here and the only reason I'm staying is because I feel as if I'm stuck and I might as well finish and get out as fast as possible. I recommend looking at ANY and I really do mean ANY other College before making any educated decision to attend this awful and sad excuse of a college.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I’ve attended and visited various CUNY schools, Queens College is currently the worst on my list.What i’ve noticed is that transfers students face more difficulty in Queens College (QC) than New students (attending QC right after high school). Transfer Students always want to make sure their on track, taking the right classes, questioning why they have to take courses they’ve already taken, needing an advisor, etc. Fine, you can say we’re quite needy. I’m sure new students face these issues as well; however, they’re just not as needy as us. However, we’re never getting a direct solution to those simple issues.Our issues are constantly ignored, there’s no administrative staff willing to help. Seems like they make bets to see which one can get rid of you quicker by sending you to another department or treating you like an imbecile. There’s a huge risk with the professors you take and the hours available for classes. Some professor know the material by heart & are Amazing! Other professors are completely useless and ignorant, you’ll pass the class and will not even know what you should’ve learned. I rarely see security around the campus & the public safety office seems like a complete waste. Some times there’s no guard by the gates. No guard asks for ID upon entrance or walk around the building.If this is a real “bang for your buck” school, then I must be too cheap for not investing more money on valuable education elsewhere.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7189975000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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