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CUNY Queens College Overview

CUNY Queens College is a public institution situated in Queens, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is CUNY Queens College Known For?

12,149 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,817 Avg Cost After Aid
43% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at Queens is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest one a student can attain at Queens.
  • In 2017-2018, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Queens 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.

CUNY Queens College Rankings

Queens is ranked #705 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #81 out of 132 schools in New York.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Queens has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Queens

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 390
Best Colleges for Veterans 515
Best Colleges 705
Best Colleges for Diversity 812
Best Colleges for the Money 818
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,047

Where Is CUNY Queens College?

Location of CUNY Queens College

Contact details for Queens 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 Queens?

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

Admission Requirements for Queens

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 Queens?

43% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
Queens has a fairly low acceptance rate of 43%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

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 Queens 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 CUNY Queens College  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800

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

Can I Afford CUNY Queens College?

$3,817 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Queens is $3,817. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Queens

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,949 $3,950 $7,543 $10,752 $13,220

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 Queens, 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 Queens 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.

CUNY Queens College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,149 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,680 undergraduate students at Queens, with 12,149 being full-time and 4,531 being part-time.

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

There are also 3,186 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,149 full-time undergraduates at Queens, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Queens

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Queens Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,665
Black or African American 989
Hispanic or Latino 3,381
White 3,184
International Students 675
Other Races/Ethnicities 255

Geographic Diversity

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

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

Online Learning at CUNY 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 Queens 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 Queens

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at CUNY 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 Queens regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Queens 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%.

CUNY Queens College Majors

In 2017-2018, CUNY Queens College awarded 7,746 undergraduate degrees and 2,100 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 452 90 0
Anthropology 0 38 0 0
Area Studies 0 16 0 0
Chemistry 0 11 8 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 48 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 133 3 0
Communication Sciences 0 96 16 0
Computer Science 0 221 28 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 110 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 61 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 27 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 14 0 0
Economics 0 437 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 23 0
Ethnic Studies 0 12 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 9 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 95 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 46 17 0
General Biology 0 127 5 0
General English Literature 0 145 12 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 43 0 0
General Psychology 0 689 11 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 1 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 4 0
Health & Physical Education 0 55 8 0
History 0 92 39 0
Human Resource Management 0 7 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 0
International Business 0 34 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 6 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 92 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 34 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 11 21 0
Mathematics 0 82 13 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 21 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 1 0 0
Music 0 31 52 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 29 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 3 0
Philosophy 0 14 1 0
Physics 0 10 5 0
Political Science & Government 0 149 0 0
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
Romance Languages 0 36 5 0
Sociology 0 243 0 0
Special Education 0 0 78 0
Statistics 0 0 11 0
Student Counseling 0 0 23 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 91 120 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 113 190 0
Teaching English or French 0 26 48 0
Urban Studies 0 25 40 0
Writing Studies 0 0 8 0
Total 0 7,746 2,100 0

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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