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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are some cool places a bus ride away

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3 College Junior

Local Area: The campus is very wide, and I do think there could be more places to eat/ attractions for students to visit while living on campus or spending time on campus between breaks. The transportation is great; there are many different bus routes that go to different towns. I easily get to campus in 30 minutes depending on traffic.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is in NY, that speaks for itself

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's really nothing special. There are decent places to eat, and a mall is just one bus ride away.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The campus itself is filled with a nice atmosphere

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Queens College, located in Flushing, N.Y., is repeatedly noted as a very diverse campus with a great student life activity center. In addition to the general amenities a regular college has, the campus is very pretty, with grassy areas, a fountain, and places to chill and get a fantastic view of the city.

It takes between 20 minutes and an hour to get from campus into Manhattan (depending on whether students use a car or public transportation), and students find this to be the most exciting aspect of New York. From Broadway to the ballet to the nightlife in the city, there are endless things to do. NYC is exciting and culturally enriching. There is an ethnic community near campus, and the borough of Queens is known to be the most diverse area in the United States, with various backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, and ages—which makes living in Queens a unique experience. Students also note that people and communities outside of the Queens College campus are very warm and open, and often differ positively in personality from those living in the busier, more stressful areas of New York City.

Facts & Statistics

Notable Natives
  • Mitch Albom - author of the best-selling book "Tuesdays With Morrie"
  • Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong - jazz legend
  • Malcolm X - African American leader
  • Art Spiegelman - comic strip artist
  • Jerry Springer - talk show host
  • Natalie Wood - actress
Points of Interest
  • Citi Field
  • New York Hall of Science
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Queens Museum of Art
  • Queens Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Shea Stadium
Shopping Centers
  • Flushing Mall
  • Queens Center
Movie Theaters
Cinemart Cinemas
106-03 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills
(718) 261-2244
Movie Theaters
College Point Multiplex Cinemas
2855 Ulmer St.
Flushing
(718) 886-4900
Movie Theaters
UA Midway Stadium 9
108-22 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills
(800) 326-3264 Ext. 620
Major Sports Teams
New York Mets: MLB
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
New York City: NY: 25 minutes

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 53 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 54 responses

  • 39% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 13% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 2% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 41% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 6% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 54 responses

  • 39% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 48% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 13% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 53 responses

  • 26% Totally.
  • 43% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 30% No way.

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