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Queens College Overview

Located in Queens, New York, Queens College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Queens College Known For?

3,873 Undergraduate Awards
$30,544 Avg Cost After Aid
43% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at QC is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at QC.
  • In 2017-2018, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, QC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,200 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.

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Queens College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

QC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#56 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#138 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#216 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at QC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Library & Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Urban Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards QC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#33 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#52 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#71 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#75 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#80 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#81 Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Queens College?

Location of Queens College

Contact details for QC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367
Phone: 718-997-5000
Website: https://www.qc.cuny.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QC_News

How Do I Get Into QC?

You can apply to QC online at: www2.cuny.edu/admissions/apply-to-cuny/

Admission Requirements for QC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into QC?

43% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Queens College is 43%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to QC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Queens College  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Queens College  ( 540 to 620 )
200
800
QC received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Queens College?

$30,544 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of QC is $30,544. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At QC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at QC is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Queens College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,532 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,866 undergraduate students at QC, with 12,532 being full-time and 4,334 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  QC

There are also 3,057 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,532 full-time undergraduates at QC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  QC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Queens College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of QC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,890
Black or African American 1,031
Hispanic or Latino 3,647
White 2,904
International Students 668
Other Races/Ethnicities 392

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Queens College. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 170 countries are represented at QC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Queens College

134 Took All Classes Online
640 Took At Least One Class Online
28.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 640 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at QC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 80th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of QC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Queens College was 28.0%. This is the #731 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at QC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of QC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 11%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Queens College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 689 0 11 700
Accounting 452 0 90 542
Economics 437 0 0 437
Teacher Education Subject Specific 113 122 190 425
Computer Science 221 0 28 249
Sociology 243 0 0 243
Teacher Education Grade Specific 91 22 120 233
General English Literature 145 0 12 157
Political Science & Government 149 0 0 149
Communication & Media Studies 133 0 3 136
General Biology 127 0 5 132
History 92 0 39 131
Communication Sciences 96 0 16 112
Design & Applied Arts 110 0 0 110
Finance & Financial Management 95 0 0 95
Mathematics 82 0 13 95
Library & Information Science 0 0 92 92
Music 31 6 52 89
Special Education 0 6 78 84
Teaching English or French 26 1 48 75
Multilingual Education 0 65 0 65
Urban Studies 25 0 40 65
Health & Physical Education 55 0 8 63
Fine & Studio Arts 46 0 17 63
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 61 0 0 61
Educational Administration 0 34 23 57
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 2 48 50
General Family & Consumer Sciences 43 0 0 43
Romance Languages 36 0 5 41
Anthropology 38 0 0 38
International Business 34 0 0 34
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 34 0 0 34
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 11 0 21 32
Natural Resources Conservation 29 0 0 29
Drama & Theater Arts 27 0 0 27
Student Counseling 0 0 23 23
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 21 21
Chemistry 11 0 8 19
Area Studies 16 0 0 16
Philosophy 14 0 1 15
Physics 10 0 5 15
East Asian Languages 14 0 0 14
Ethnic Studies 12 0 0 12
Statistics 0 0 11 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 0 0 9
Writing Studies 0 0 8 8
Human Resource Management 7 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 3 0 4 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 6 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 3 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 1 0 0 1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 0 1 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,873 258 1,050 5,181

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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