CUNY Queens College

863 reviews
  1. Flushing, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
CUNY Queens College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference
Address
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1010-1170
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$6,728/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,207/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,910/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,449/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,780/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,306/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,079Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Independent
    34%
  • Commuter
    11%
  • Apart of
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    78%
  • Value
    20%
  • Variety
    2%

After CUNY Queens College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

Reviews

863 reviews
  • Excellent
    114
  • Very Good
    252
  • Average
    389
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    34
The professors at this college are very friendly, yet serious at the same time. You have a desire to actually show up to class because the professors at Queens College make learning very enjoyable. Professors at Queens College also allow students to be responsible for themselves, e.g. Handing in your work on time, without constantly pressuring you to do the assignment. It definitely is a great step after high school and in preparing for adulthood! Would recommend to anyone and everyone!
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
Excellent Music School, Great Location for Jobs, Low Tuition! The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College has been rated by the NY Times to have the third best overall music program below Harvard and Yale. And the tuition, in-state or not, is a fraction of the price of private universities and conservatories. The program is selective and very tough. ASCM provides a well-rounded music education guaranteed to make you a strong musician. While most conservatories and other music programs only have four levels of music theory, ASCM's theory program has six levels.
Most of the professors also teach and/or earned degrees from Mannes, Juilliard, and Eastman. They are legitimately successful and have real world experience.
It is a very progressive music school compared to most conservatories. While ASCM is predominantly a Classical and Jazz school, they offer a wide variety of New Music and World Music courses. The school offers several majors for both Bachelor and Masters degrees. The school doesn't offer a jazz program for undergraduate students, which was one of my only concerns with the school. They do, however, let you audit (no cred.) graduate jazz classes if you request it.
The School of Music itself has great service for students, however, because the college itself has a very low tuition fee, there are a lot of things that students have to take care of themselves that can cause frustration and take up time. Whenever I've had problems with tuition, course enrollment, etc., it's usually because they haven't updated their paperwork or the self-servive website isn't working properly.
ACSM, located in Flushing, Queens (mere miles from Manhattan) is set in a prime location for performance opportunities and jobs in general for musicians.
If you're really serious about music, avoid &quot;music departments&quot; in schools. Look for schools that are labeled as: Conservatories, Institutes of Music, Schools/Colleges of Music.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 14 2011
It's What You Make of Your Experience, the Opportunities Are Available. Although a few of the professor's in the math department are not too good, there are most certainly many who professors that are amazing! I have no regrets in having declared Math education as my major, although rigorous I must say I have definitely learned a lot. I especially love the course Math for secondary ed teachers, because it links all the upper level math courses I have taken to the math I will be teaching as a teacher while providing a closer understanding on how math relates to our everyday life, something all secondary ed teachers should be able to do for their students.
  • College Junior
  • Apr 26 2012