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Queens College is a public institution situated in Queens, New York. The location of QC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

230 Undergraduate Degrees
732 Graduate Degrees
$30,544 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
43% Acceptance Rate

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Queens College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

QC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at QC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards QC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#33 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#75 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Queens College?

Location of Queens College

Contact details for QC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367
Phone: 718-997-5000
Website: https://www.qc.cuny.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QC_News

How Do I Get Into QC?

You can apply to QC online at: www2.cuny.edu/admissions/apply-to-cuny/

Admission Requirements for QC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into QC?

43% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to QC. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 43%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to QC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Queens College  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Queens College  ( 540 to 620 )
200
800
QC received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Queens College?

$30,544 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of QC is $30,544. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At QC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at QC is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Queens College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,532 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,866 undergraduate students at QC, with 12,532 being full-time and 4,334 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  QC

There are also 3,057 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,532 full-time undergraduates at QC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  QC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Queens College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of QC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,890
Black or African American 1,031
Hispanic or Latino 3,647
White 2,904
International Students 668
Other Races/Ethnicities 392

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Queens College. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 170 countries are represented at QC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Queens College

134 Took All Classes Online
640 Took At Least One Class Online
28.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 640 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at QC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of QC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Queens College was 28.0%. This is the #460 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at QC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Queens College Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 91 12 71 174
Mathematics Education 22 16 43 81
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 26 1 48 75
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 65 0 65
Early Childhood Education 0 10 49 59
English & Language Arts Education 19 20 18 57
Social Studies Education 21 20 12 53
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 23 10 17 50
Elementary Special Education 0 2 38 40
Reading Teacher Education 0 5 34 39
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 34 0 34
Art Education 6 10 18 34
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 4 24 28
Music Education 10 7 10 27
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 0 23 23
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 23 23
Spanish Education 6 8 5 19
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 0 0 16 16
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 2 4 8 14
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 0 2 10 12
Biology Education 2 8 1 11
Modern Language Education 1 4 3 8
Science Education 0 0 8 8
Chemistry Education 1 2 1 4
Earth Science Teacher Education 0 3 0 3
Physics Education 0 2 1 3
French Language Teacher Education 0 1 1 2
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 0 0
General Special Education 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 0 0 0 0
German Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0
History Education 0 0 0 0
Latin Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
Secondary Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 230 250 482 962

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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