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Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College offers more than 100 Bachelor’s, Master's and Certificate programs; doctoral programs are offered through the CUNY Graduate Center.

 

At Queens College, world-class academics becomes the gateway to success for our students.   Today students study under one of the nation’s finest faculty, and graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and develop an aptitude for learning and using the latest  technologies.

Queens College is listed annually in the Princeton Review’s Best U.S. Colleges and in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges; the Washington Monthly College Guide recently listed QC first among all public institutions in giving students the “best bang for the buck.” 

Queens College participates in CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, a prestigious program open to the most academically gifted students, which offers its own honors programs in the arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. An Honors Center with lounges and laboratory facilities is available for honors students.  The College's centers and institutes serve students and the larger community by investigating society's most important challenges,  including cancer, pollution, and racism, and also celebrate the borough's many ethnic communities.

 

Located in a residential area of Queens, America's most ethnically diverse county, the College attracts students from over 150 nations. The beautiful 80-acre campus consists of grassy open spaces and a tree-lined traditional quad. The college boasts state-of-the-art computer and science laboratories, a spectacular music building, and the six-story Rosenthal Library. The college’s first residence hall, The Summit, houses approximately 500 students. 

The administration is committed to making the college a home-away-from-home for its students with over 100 clubs and teams. The only CUNY college that participates in NCAA Division II sports, Queens sponsors 19 men's and women's teams and has some of the finest athletics facilities in the metropolitan area. 

 

Living in the QC Community

Living in the QC Community

Visit Queens and see the world! Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the United States and offers a wealth of interests and activities. Our first-class sporting events, cultural institutions, and parks draw millions of people each year. Queens is also situated close to Manhattan and the other boroughs as well as Long Island and Westchester County.  For a calendar of events, visit the Queens College website at http://www.qc.cuny.edu/

On any given week, there are so many events at Queens College that many students linger long after their classes. Those who venture off campus will find shopping and dining within easy walking distance. The attractions of other neighborhoods range from museums to professional sports, sometimes all in one place: The  Queens Museum of Art, shares Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and the USTA National Tennis Center.

Bus lines connect the college to other parts of Queens, to the New York City subway system, and to the Long Island Rail Road.