Queens College Admission Requirements

Flushing, New York

Chances of getting into CUNY Queens College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Queens College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Queens College and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,987 out of 18,862 applicants were admitted making Queens College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. CUNY Queens College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Queens College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Queens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Queens College?

CUNY Queens College typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #53 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Queens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >61%
1140 to 1220 Avg + 48%-61%
1060 to 1140 Avg - 35%-48%
980 to 1060 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 980 Low <24%
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Queens College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for CUNY Queens College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY Queens College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Queens College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into CUNY Queens College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Queens College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Queens College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Queens College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

CUNY Queens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,917 8,945 18,862
Accepted 4,858 4,129 8,987
Acceptance Rate 49% 46% 48%
Enrolled 983 970 1,953
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Queens College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

CUNY Queens College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY Queens College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
University of Connecticut Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

University of Connecticut Avery Point

Groton, Connecticut

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

Penn State Beaver

Monaca, Pennsylvania

Kent State University at Kent

Kent, Ohio

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


Does CUNY Queens College prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Queens College.

What is my chance of getting into CUNY Queens College?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to Queens College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for CUNY Queens College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1220. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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