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2 College Senior

Parking: You have to wait hours to find parking.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: its okay due to the fact if you pay for parking other wise its hard to find parking outside of Queens college

3 College Senior

Parking: Many lots with lots of spaces since many people commute to this school.

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5 College Junior

Parking: There's parking lots almost everywere around campus, 3 major ones which are located in key spots so theyre very accessible from every building.

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking around campus is horrible and parking permit is expensive


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There is a lot of frustration from students regarding parking on campus. Not enough spots are provided for those who own a car, and they generally must park several blocks away and then walk to class. In order to get a spot near campus, students say it is ideal to get there between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. or in the middle of the day. Campus parking lots are also further from campus, which makes it a hassle for students. Students who want to pay for parking are not guaranteed a spot; they are entered into a lottery to determine who gets these spots. One good thing about living on campus is that resident students get first bids on parking spots.

Many students find that owning a car is unnecessary because public transportation is so convenient (although others find public transit a hassle). Buses run between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on the time of day), and trains run more frequently, approximately every few minutes. Parking also gets crazy when it snows because students must worry about digging their car out. This provides another reason for using the public transportation system versus owning a car.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $115 for spring semester only
  • $115 for summer session only
  • $225 for fall/spring/summer semester
  • $275 for student resident parking
  • $300 for dorm underground parking
Common Parking Tickets
  • Most minor violations: $25
  • Illegal parking in handicapped space: $50
  • Parking with no decal/pass: $50
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking is by decal only. To apply for or purchase a decal, visit the Queens College Web page ( or call (718) 997-4443. All vehicles must be registered with the Security Office in order to park on college property.
Did You Know?
Parking is strictly enforced by patrol officers on campus.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 72 responses

  • 4% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 36% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 35% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 17% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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