LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
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(718) 482-5000

www.lagcc.cuny.edu


 

The Policy Center for the First Year of College has recognized LaGuardia as one of only 13 National Institutions of Excellence- a distinction earned by only one other community college. LaGuardia graduates transfer to private and public senior colleges, where they earn bachelor's degrees at a rate 33 percent higher than the national average.



Special Programs

Enhanced Semester Calendar: Two semesters each with a 12-week session and a 6-week session.

Bridges to the Future: Research opportunities in science, mathematics, or computer science.

Exploring Transfer: Summer study opportunities at Barnard College and Vassar College.

Study Abroad: Opportunities in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, and other countries.

Honors Experience: Honors program for highly motivated students.

Facts

  • Like a number of other New York institutions and landmarks, LaGuardia Community College is named for Fiorello LaGuardia, one of the city's most dynamic mayors.
  • In 2003, business and community leaders created the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, which raises funds that provide student scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
  • The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents jazz concerts, operas, holiday-themed shows, and special events of all sorts that are attended by students and the general public.
  • LaGuardia CC offers a broad range of pre-college and non-credit programs such as Project Upward Bound and the Center for Immigrant Education.

LaGuardia Community College is conveniently located in Queens, New York City's fastest growing and most ethnically diverse borough. It is known as "The World's Community College"-students come from more than 150 countries and speak over 100 languages. The campus is just minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn by subway or bus.

LaGuardia offers over 50 associate degree programs, a world-renowned internship program, an Honors Program, a Career and Transfer Center, and a strong support system to ensure student success.

  • Popular majors include liberal arts, business, computers, nursing, and accounting. LaGuardia also offers several specialized programs, such as veterinary technology and occupational therapy assistant, which are available nowhere else in The City University of New York and have very high post-graduation job placement rates.
  • LaGuardia offers flexible academic scheduling, including evening and weekend classes, to accommodate the needs of working adults. Students with young children also benefit from on-campus childcare (for children ages one to four) and an on-campus school (pre-kindergarten through second grade).
  • LaGuardia provides students with a variety of support services that help them succeed academically. These include free tutoring labs, a recently updated Library/Media Center, learning communities, educational counseling, career counseling, personal counseling, academic advisement, academic peer instruction, and student mentors.
  • Entering students who need help developing basic skills can enroll in the pre-freshman "Quick Start" program, intra-session workshops, and non-credit basic skills classes.
  • The College's non-traditional academic calendar allows students the option of earning an associate degree on an accelerated schedule, saving time as well as money.
  • All new students participate in the New Student Seminar, which is designed to help orient them to student life at LaGuardia and teach them how to make effective use of instructional technology.
  • Many students get involved with the College's exciting e-Portfolio project, where they learn to create digital/online resumes that showcase their interests and accomplishments.
  • Most LaGuardia students participate in the College's internship program, which gives them a chance to explore career options, apply classroom knowledge in the workplace, and make business contacts. National studies demonstrate that students who graduate with internship experience receive higher starting salaries in permanent positions.
  • The College's Honors Program features exchange and transfer programs with Columbia University, Barnard, and Vassar College, as well as study abroad opportunities and an Honors Society.
  • Athletic and recreation facilities include an NCAA regulation-size swimming pool, a Fitness Center, and a sports gymnasium.
  • Athletic and recreation facilities include an NCAA regulation-size swimming pool, a Fitness Center, and a sports gymnasium.
  • LaGuardia students participate in clubs, student government, intramural sports, and student-sponsored events such as the Leadership Training Conference.
  • For more information, contact the Student Information Center at (718) 482-5000 or callcenter@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

This is the choice for students planning to transfer to a senior college to complete a bachelor's degree or for students who would like to explore career and major options before deciding on a specific curriculum. Students planning to obtain a bachelor's degree in such fields as education, communications, fine arts, journalism, social science, etc., should select the Liberal Arts-AA degree. Students interested in transferring into baccalaureate programs in fields such as science, mathematics, and engineering should select Sciences-AS degree. Liberal arts and sciences are offered at every community college in CUNY.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses include: American Sign Language, Anthropology, Art, Bilingualism, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Critical Thinking, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Film, Fine Arts, French, Greek, Hebrew, History, Italian, Journalism, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, Natural Science, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science (Interdisciplinary), Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communication, and Theater.

Travel Directions

Subway

E, V, G, R, N to Queens Plaza, eight-minute walk to college;
#7 (Flushing line) to 33rd/Rawson Street station, three-minute walk to college. The #7 train connects in Manhattan with the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, D, E, and F lines.

Bus

Q60 to Thomson Avenue; M32 to intersection at Queens Boulevard and Thomson Avenue.

College Contacts

Admission
Ms. Reine Sarmiento

Room M147
(718) 482-5000
admissions@lagcc.cuny.edu

Financial Aid
Ms. Gail Baksh-Jarrett

Room MB10
(718) 482-7218
financialaid@roadrunner.lagcc.cuny.edu