#17 Best Public Universities in New York

CUNY Queens College

Flushing, New York

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CUNY Queens College overview
Location Flushing, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY Queens College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY Queens College, established in 1937 and located in Flushing, New York, is a public institution that embodies a liberal arts ethos within a diverse urban environment. The college, part of the City University of New York system, sits on an 80-acre campus approximately seven miles from Manhattan, featuring a mix of modern and classic architecture, including the iconic Rosenthal Library. Queens College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs with particular strengths in education, liberal arts, and the social sciences. While the college presents a moderately selective admissions process, it maintains a commitment to accessibility. Students have the option to live on campus in The Summit, Queens College's residence hall. Notably, the college is recognized for the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, enhancing its cultural offerings to both students and the broader community.

In the most recent statistical year 22,324 prospective students applied, and 15,510 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,334 enrolled in the school.  10,891 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $608. Queens College is ranked 409 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Queens College is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

CUNY Queens College overview
SAT 1040/1190
ACT 22/27
GPA 3.0

Applications Accepted

CUNY Queens College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for CUNY Queens College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$608
Room and Board $15,546
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$30,352

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for CUNY Queens College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$608
Room and Board $15,546
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$38,302

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$50,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY Queens College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Business 17%
Psychology 14%
English and Literature 6%
Education 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190664 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Queens College.

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