Queens College provides a first-rate, globally focused education to talented people from all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds, and consistently receives high ratings in the most prestigious college guidebooks. Its celebrated liberal arts curriculum offers the knowledge and skills students need to be successful in their careers and their lives.
Scholarships: Merit-based scholarships to high-achieving freshmen. Awards range from $2,000 to $4,000 per year. Deadline is February 1.
Honors in the Humanities: A select program of study for outstanding students with an emphasis on humanities while majoring in a traditional field.
Honors in the Social Sciences: Students design a course of study around a topic of special interest and pursue it through a series of theme-related courses.
Honors Studies in Mathematics and Natural Science: A program for serious science, math, and computer science students that offers an advanced freshman seminar, tutorials, and research projects with the faculty.
Business and Liberal Arts Studies: A series of courses-constituting a minor-and internships developed to give select liberal arts students on-the-job experience and an understanding of the business world.
Journalism Studies: A series of courses and internships developed to give select students an understanding of the field and experience in the world of journalism.
The Bachelor of Business Administration offers a solid business education with a choice of three majors: Finance, International Business, or Actuarial Studies for Business.
Internships are available to qualified undergraduates.
Bachelor of Fine Arts for students interested in studio art. Bachelor of Music degree for students interested in instrumental or vocal performance.
High Jump Program allows qualified high school seniors to take courses tuition-free for college credit.
English Language Institute provides full-time English instruction for foreign-born students.
Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) is an academic program designed to help all freshmen make their first semester at Queens College a success by offering blocks of courses in small learning communities, special advisement, and a chance to get to know other freshmen.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Programs in Irish, Italian-American, and Puerto Rican studies. Adult Collegiate Education (ACE) provides opportunity for adults, age 25 and over, to earn a bachelor's degree. Queens Weekend College offers students the opportunity to complete certain degree programs on the weekend.
- Sometimes referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system," Queens College enjoys a national and international reputation for academic excellence.
- Queens alumni have achieved stunning success in many fields of endeavor. A sampling of renowned graduates includes the comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano; songwriters Paul Simon and Carol King; executives Allan Z. Loren (Dunn and Bradstreet) and Michael Goldstein (Toys R Us); TV anchor Mary Murphy; former Lincoln Center president Nathan Levaenthal; and inventor Robert Moog.
QUEENS COLLEGE: MEET YOUR FUTURE
Queens College is the place where you can meet your future.
Today, with more than 20,000 students, we’re one of the largest four-year colleges in the City University of New York. Our highly diverse student population hails from more than 150 countries. “There is no typical student at Queens College. If you can name a language, it’s spoken here,” say our students in The Princeton Review The Best 373 Colleges (2011). They also describe their peers as a “diverse and dedicated community.”
In that same edition, our students say that Queens provides “a great education at an affordable price,” and that our teachers are “extremely intelligent and personable” and constantly “push you to reach your full potential.”
PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
With over 140 graduate and undergraduate majors, honors and pre-professional programs, and countless research and internship opportunities, you can realize your potential in many ways at Queens. The college offers a number of nationally recognized programs, such as our Aaron Copland School of Music and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. We’re also the ideal choice for aspiring teachers, as we prepare more educators than any college in the tri-state region.
Fields of knowledge have been expanding at a dizzying rate, which is why we are always developing new majors. In recent years we have introduced degree programs in Chinese, neuroscience, business administration, graphic design, and risk management. Our expanded education abroad program is opening students’ eyes to exciting options for learning in scores of countries.
Honors programs are central to the college’s tradition of value and excellence, providing opportunities for faculty mentorship and advanced research. We participate in CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, which supports gifted students with full tuition, a free laptop, and other benefits. We also offer our own honors programs in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
No matter what you major in, you will study with an accessible, award-winning faculty dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and research. Almost 90 percent have attained the terminal degree in their field, and m<any also teach in the doctoral programs at the CUNY Graduate Center. Our faculty’s work has been recognized with numerous fellowships, awards, and research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Queens College is centrally located off the Long Island Expressway between Manhattan and Long Island. The 77-acre campus features a traditional grassy quad surrounded by both historic Spanish-style and modern buildings with state-of-the art technology—as typified by our science labs, which had a $30 million renovation in 2010. With the fall 2009 opening of our first residence hall, The Summit, our students now have the option of enjoying all the benefits of living on campus.
But whether you live on campus or commute, you’ll find a welcoming environment at Queens, with a bustling student union and opportunities to join dozens of clubs and sports (we’re the only CUNY school participating in Division II sports). Our campus offers complete athletics facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a fully equipped fitness center.
Campuswide Wi-Fi, computer kiosks, cybercafés, and a digital signage network assure you’re always in touch with the Queens College community and the world beyond. Ongoing cultural events include a celebrated series of readings by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie; concerts by world-famous artists; and theatre and dance performances.
Our alumni—there are more than 120,000—excel in all areas of society. More than half of our graduates pursue advanced degrees, and about two-thirds of recent alumni hold professional and management positions. They can be found at the top of almost any field, whether it is business (Carol Hochman, CEO, Triumph Marketing), the media (Robert J. Sorrentino, President, Bertelsmann, Inc.), politics (U.S. Representatives Gary Ackerman and Joseph Crowley and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall), or entertainment (Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Simon, and Jon Favreau).
Ready to meet your future? Then call us at 718-997-5600 to arrange for a tour. And visit www.qc.cuny.edu to learn more about Queens College.
Subway & Bus
E, F, G, R to Continental Avenue and bus Q65A; E, F to Union Turnpike and bus Q74VP; J, Z to Jamaica Center and bus Q25-34; #7 to Street, Flushing and bus Q25-34 or Q17.
LIRR: to Jamaica and bus Q44 (stops two blocks from campus).
Mr. Mario Caruso
Jefferson Hall Lobby, Room 105
Mr. Vincent J. Angrisani
Jefferson Hall Lobby
Ms. Rena Smith-Kiawu
Room 202, Jefferson Hall