Queens College – City University of New York (CUNY)

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School Overview

Queens College is four-year, public, co-educational college that belongs to the City University of New York (CUNY) and is located in Kew Gardens Hills, New York, in the United States. While the college’s 7-acre campus is relatively small, Queens College has over 14,400 undergraduate students and 4,100 graduate students, and is one of the largest of CUNY’s academic colleges. Queens College has been nationally recognized for its exceptional, pre-professional and liberal arts programs. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and post-graduate certificate programs in hundreds of academic and professional disciplines.

In addition to being one of the largest institutions within the CUNY network of schools, Queens College is one of the only colleges to provide students the option of living on-campus. In 2009, in an effort to attract some of the best students from around the world, the college constructed its first residence hall—The Summit at Queens College. The on-campus residence hall has attracted aspiring artists, musicians and international students from countries far and wide who are seeking to attend a higher education institution.

General Information

Admission Office

6530 Kissena Boulevard, Jefferson 117

Flushing, NY 11367-1597

(718) 997-5600

Fax: (718) 997-5617

Contact: Vincent Angrisani

Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address

65-30 Kissena Boulevard

Flushing, NY 11367-1597

(718) 997-5000


Total undergrads: 15,262

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,675

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,497

Graduate enrollment: 4,310


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 38%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
American Studies B
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Labor Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

CUNY Queens College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (718) 997-5000
Website: https://www.qc.cuny.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www2.cuny.edu/admissions/apply-to-cuny/
Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,923
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 19,228 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,538
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,488
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,111

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

CUNY Queens College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at CUNY Queens College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 281
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 254
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 362129
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 154
Health Professions and Related Programs 143
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Library Science 31
Mathematics and Statistics 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
Physical Sciences 34
Psychology 314
Social Sciences 176
Visual and Performing Arts 474
Grand total 528572

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at CUNY Queens College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,538
Out-of-state $15,488
Books and supplies $1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,612
Out-of-state $21,042

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,534 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,462 76% $9,111
Student loan aid 109 6% $6,893

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,611 58% $7,886
Federal student loans 1,637 10% $6,027

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for CUNY Queens College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled CUNY Queens College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 24,277 10,825 13,452
Percent admitted 100% 47% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 10% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

CUNY Queens College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,923
Undergraduate enrollment 16,866
Graduate enrollment 3,057

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

CUNY Queens College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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