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Flushing, New York

Queens College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into CUNY Queens College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.7%
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 43% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,769 out of 18,180 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 36 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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Queens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1210

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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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #49 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Queens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >56%
1210 to 1290 Avg + 43%-56%
1130 to 1210 Avg - 31%-43%
1050 to 1130 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1050 Low <21%
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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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 #13 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 Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

CUNY Queens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,587 8,593 18,180
Accepted 4,237 3,532 7,769
Acceptance Rate 44% 41% 43%
Enrolled 870 802 1,672
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Queens College and what considerations affect 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

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