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?
- The student loan default rate at QC is 4%, 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.
- The highest award offered at QC is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2017-2018, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from QC makes roughly $48,200 a year. This is 18% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at QC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards QC has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#76||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#302||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Queens College?
Contact details for QC are given below.
|Address:||65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367|
How Do I Get Into QC?
You can apply to QC online at: www2.cuny.edu/admissions/apply-to-cuny/
Admission Requirements for QC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into QC?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 55%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% 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 510 and 590. Math scores were between 530 and 600.
Can I Afford Queens College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At QC, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,788 a year. That adds up to $23,152 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at QC is 4.4%. 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
There are also 2,998 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,479 full-time undergraduates at QC, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Queens College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,057|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,662|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at QC has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of QC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Queens College was 3,798.1%. This is the #59 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at QC regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at QC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at QC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
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.
*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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