Flushing, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$12,117 ($5,907)
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Reviews 653 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Senior

Athletics: After school activities don't seem highly relevant.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Very diverse in ethnicity and religious beliefs.

4 College Junior

Facilities: A nice campus that is enjoyable. Don't dread the fact about classes because it is a great school with many options and enjoyable places.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: More can be overseen on campus. But it is safe and strict in areas that need it.

3 College Junior

Academics: haven't got that far ahead, my first semester in the program will be this fall. It seems challenging but it's worth the challenge.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are so many options that are accessible to all students, tons of professors, easy to find help, and beautiful campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: not walking distance from campus but there are options.

3 College Junior

Majors: I just joined a academic program for communication disorders. The curriculum is tough but there is a lot of guidance that helps.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Although the college is can only be reached by driving or bus, the campus is beautiful and a few minutes away from a mall, a beautiful residential area, and an Northern Asian enclave.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Caucasians and North Asians comprised of the majority of the student population.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I honestly have no idea about the campus crime rate or special security measures. Its QC fault in not informing its students.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I just transferred from a school in DC in the spring. I wish that the affordability (barely) of QC would have happened at my previous school. However I wouldn't trade it because there are ton of perks like being close to family and easier peace of mind.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a 15 minutes rule that states if your teacher is not present within that time slot, then the students have permission to leave. However, the rule is always "forgotten" despite teachers coming in 20+ minutes late.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Queens is the most diverse borough in NYC. Without a doubt everywhere you go you will encounter people of various backgrounds and traditions.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is horrible. You will go one time and the person you speak to will say that everything is okay. However later you will see that supposedly documents are missing, causing your FAFSA/TAP to be delayed. The patience needed is extreme,

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: It is great in the sense that it is in its own little world, yet not to far from the city (NYC). You can see Manhattan right across the river. In a way you are far from home yet so close.

2 College Sophomore

Facilities: If you are looking to attend a school that will have students consistently hanging out on the quad or activities happening daily, then you might find QC hard to adjust to. Coming from a very vibrant school in DC, I was so use to people sitting outside handing out flyers and students lounging outside. It is rare to see this.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Because it is a commuter school, there is a sense of all the students simply coming to class and quickly leaving afterwards. There is a low sense of community.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The QC Gym is a disgrace. It is located in a small, cramped room without windows. Because there aren't any windows the musk and heavy smell lingers in the room, making it hard to breathe. It is also unsanitary. Often times students will use machines and move on to the next without properly cleaning it. Whenever I enter the QC Gym all I use are the treadmills because there is limited touching. The building itself needs to be expanded.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Near QC there are apartment complexes, besides the campus sponsored ones. It is relatively near but the nicer the apartment, the higher the rent.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing at QC is convenient only if you are no where near the actual campus. If you are like me, a commuter, dorming is pointless and expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A typical student at CUNY Queens College will typically make friends with others that look, dress and have similar social lives.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There is not much right outside campus, but there are buses that can get you to a train that will take you into Manhatten. If you have a car, you can drive to many attractions such as shopping, a variety of restaurants and activiites.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I was a sociology major and I found the sociology department very helpful. You could go there to speak to your professors or to get advice on what classes to take.


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Shira Frager
Palo Alto, CA
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Students looking for an affordable college with decent academics may find Queens College to be the place for them. However, students looking for loads of involvement in student life, with a particular sense of community, may not find it at Queens College. The fact that QC is a commuter school causes a lack of communal feeling between the students. For those who are coming to Queens with little or no friends, it is extremely helpful to join a Greek organization. Other students have found themselves to be comfortable and happy on campus with a few close friends. Sometimes it just takes a little work to find your niche.

According to other students, Queens is the ideal place to be—from academics to the social life to adequate facilities to students simply feeling satisfied with their college experience. Queens offers so much and has all that one could ask for as a college student. For students whose desired college experience consists of a large amount of partying and going to bars and pubs, QC is not the best campus for these activities. Overall, QC seems to be geared toward students looking for a certain balance with college life, where students are generally serious about their studies and basically go to college to get their degree, while somewhat getting involved in other activities.

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