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Study at CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College was established in 1937. It is a comprehensive college offering over a 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees at the masters level as well as a number of advanced certificate programs. It is also one of seven participating schools in the CUNY Honors College.

The campus of Queens College is spread across 77 acres. There are more than 40 buildings on the campus. The college also has over 100 clubs and is home to many centers which include:

  • Asian American/ Asian Institute
  • Asian/ American Center
  • Center for the Biology of Natural Systems
  • Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • Center for the Improvement of Education
  • Center for Jewish Studies
  • John Cardinal Newman Club
  • John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
  • The Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change
  • The Neuroscience Research Center
The sports teams of Queens College are known as the Knights.

Profile of CUNY Queens College

Queens College is located in Flushing, NY (a large city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Queens College is the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and liberal arts.

Queens College Selectivity

Queens College does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 43% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Queens College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

The school had 18,728 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Queens College values student athletics, and belongs to the Eastern College Athletic Conference and New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Queens College prepares students to become leaders of our global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources. With a faculty and student population that reflects the diversity of New York City, Queens College provides an unusually rich education. "

Queens College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1,099elementary school teaching, social studies teaching, special ed, educational supervision, physical education teaching, English teaching, reading teaching, music teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts973sociology, English, library science, urban studies, history, economics, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management443 accounting, finance, international business, labor studies, actuarial science
Therapy and Counseling373 psychology, school psychology, clinical psychology
Media129mass communication
Medical Support and Technology97audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering96computer science
Science 68biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Music 54music performance
Family and Social Work 46family and consumer science
Fine Arts 43fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, Jewish studies, religion
Conservation and Resource Management9 environmental science, environmental studies
Photography and Commercial Art7film studies
Design5graphic design

Contact: Queens College

CUNY Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd

Flushing, NY 11367-0904

General Phone: (718) 997-5000


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