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Queens College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into CUNY Queens College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
53%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Queens College
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Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Queens College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Queens College is 53%.  It ranks #38 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Queens College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 13,704 out of 25,621 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent (SAT 1040/1190 ACT 22/27). CUNY Queens College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.0. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Queens College application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Queens College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Queens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
79%
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for CUNY Queens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1120

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

CUNY Queens College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Queens College ranks #52 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Queens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >68%
1115 to 1190 Avg + 53%-68%
1040 to 1115 Avg - 37%-53%
965 to 1040 Reach 24%-37%
Less than 965 Low <24%
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Queens College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for CUNY Queens College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for CUNY Queens College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Queens College?

Admission data indicates that Queens College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Queens College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

CUNY Queens College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >71%
24 to 27 Avg + 53%-71%
22 to 24 Avg - 40%-53%
20 to 22 Reach 29%-40%
Less than 20 Low <29%
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Queens College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.0
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Queens College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Queens College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Queens College was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #107 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Queens College accepts 53% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Queens College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 6.21% Good
3.50 to 3.74 27.9% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 35.85% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 23.79% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.1% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Queens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,312 11,309 25,621
Accepted 7,940 5,764 13,704
Acceptance Rate 55% 51% 53%
Enrolled 1,224 1,004 2,228
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
96

Applicants have 96 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Queens College is $65.

Application Requirements

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

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

FAQs

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?

53% 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 1040 and 1190. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for CUNY Queens College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.