CUNY Queens College
Queens, NY, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision September 15, 2019
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
Average SAT Composite: 1140
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 718-997-5600
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.35 Average Rating
I've heard it was mostly a commuting campus, but it seems like there is a lot to do if your live in the new housing complex, The Summit (BEAUTIFUL dorm rooms, by the way, you can see the city skyline from some of the windows!). You just have to keep busy and find something you feel you can pursue and have fun with.
Krysta from Warwick, NY
Always speak to a grade adviser before registering for any classes. Just to be on the safe side.
Evelyne from Jamaica, NY
Know what classes you want to take before enrollment period comes around. Make sure to check out the professors and his/her reviews online before enrolling. Definitely join a club or organization, it helps to get to know people and make connections during your college experience.
Michelle from Jamaica, NY
Study hard! This is a challenging school which is why I highly recommend it. Never take the easy way out. Their programming helps develop a sound work ethic and a character of great resolve.
Kemaul from South Richmond Hill, NY
Come to Queens with an open mind and you won't regret it. The tuition is affordable and the education you receive is of such high quality.
Ria from Hollis, NY
Go to Club Day; get involved on campus. Don't be a boring commuter student. If you start becoming active during your freshman year then you'll reap in the rewards sooner. You'll meet great people, have awesome connections and you'll know what you want to do in life earlier than those that just come to class and go home. Work hard and have fun while doing it. Most importantly, enjoy the ride!
Jessica from Jackson Heights, NY
Take advantage of the writing centers and tutoring centers that Queens offers. Don't be afraid to meet with your Professor during their office hours if you're having any difficulty with the curriculum; they are always more than happy to sit down with you and give any guidance they can. My biggest tip is not to be afraid to ask questions. I didn't know about the numerous computer labs that are open daily or the extensive collection of books (including text books) that the library offers until I stopped to ask someone where I could use a computer.
Gina L.
1. Apply for the Honors program (Freshman Honors or Macaulay) - it is a great way to make new friends... you'll be seeing the same people in three of your classes for the first semester and two classes the next semester (for Freshman Honors). Also, you'll either be getting a half-tuition or full scholarship if you get in -- what could be better? There are also a lot of other perks to getting into the honors program.

2. Know what kind of atmosphere you want in a school - Queens is great because it has both a suburban and urban feel... you can see the city skyline from the quad, but the campus is partially surrounded by apartments.

3. Apply for as many scholarships as possible and look into financial awards that the school is willing to offer.

4. Remember that you don't need to go to a name brand school to get noticed (i.e. Ivy league schools). The CUNY system is equally known for its education. I used to think that I should only apply to Yale and Princeton because I wanted to get noticed by med schools, but my parents and teachers convinced me that the name doesn't really mean anything.
Julie from Garden City, NY
-Always ask your professors if buying earlier editions or international editions of books is okay. You could save a lot of money that way.
-Participate! There are events on-campus all the time and it's always worth your time to participate. It's valuable learning experience and often very entertaining, as well as a way to make new connections and friends.
-Adhere to your professor's policies on technology. Always keep a spare notebook or looseleaf paper in your bag in case you forget and have an electronics-free class.
-Study!!! You can't pass most classes here without taking them seriously.
Em from Long Island, NY

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