Academics

Location
Flushing, NY
Undergrads
11,300
Tuition (in-state)
$12,117 ($5,907)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Academics: do your research and speak to others

3 College Senior

Academics: The workload really depends on your major. In psychology, you will be faced with large lecture halls while in sociology there are smaller classrooms. There are not many job or internship opportunities. You can get research experience (become an RA) if you volunteer at a lab or get teaching experience (become a TA) if you help in a lab course. If you meet the right professor, he or she will offer credits for your work.

3 College Junior

Academics: there are lots of opportunities for study aboard.

3 College Student

Academics: My program is TESOL and it's hard to stay in the program, but can be rejoicing

4 College Sophomore

Academics: its great because you can get help from facilities to get internship and jobs opportunities

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 972nd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 1091st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 1224th
    Smartest Professors
  • 1253rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1260th
    Best Technology in the Classroom

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shira Frager
Hometown
Palo Alto, CA
Major
English
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Queens College is a liberal arts institution and part of a group of schools under the denomination of City University of New York (CUNY). It is known primarily for its excellent accounting, speech therapy, and psychology programs. One notable program at Queens includes Macaulay, a CUNY-wide honors program that provides students with free tuition, a laptop, and information about internships and jobs; another program is BALA, or the Business and Liberal Arts program, a minor affiliated with the honors program at Queens. BALA can integrate majors and enables students to learn about the field of business. In order to apply for the program, students must be recommended by an academic professor. In order to be accepted into the program, students must apply as freshmen and be entering right out of high school.

The teachers are hit and miss. There are teachers at QC whom some feel are too easy and others whom many feel really challenge the students. Some professors encourage students to take classes outside of their majors to broaden awareness of other topics. Before signing up for classes, students often check out ratemyprofessors.com, a Web site where students describe their experiences with a certain teacher to give future students an idea as to whether they should sign up for that professor's class. This does not necessarily determine a future student's success in a class, however, because it also depends on one’s commitment towards the course. In terms of other faculty interaction, the registration process is not so easy to deal with, and it is frustrating when students are unable to sign up for classes because the registrar seems to be disorganized and is not always open and willing to help students.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
606
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
858
Total FT Faculty
606
Faculty with Terminal Degree
86%
Average Faculty Salary
$89,625
Full-Time Retention Rate
87%
Part-Time Retention Rate
56%
Transfer-Out Rate
22%
Graduation Rate
55%
Programs/Majors Offered
82
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 48%
  • 20 to 49 students: 50%
  • 50 or more students: 2%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): Yes
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
  • Division of Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 6%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Psychology: 5%
  • Sociology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
  • First floor of the library
  • Powdermaker Hall
Tips to Succeed
  • Actively participate in class.
  • Get involved in student life.
  • Get involved. Period.
  • Make friends.
  • Stay focused.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 33 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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