CUNY Queens College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

CUNY Queens College
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CUNY Queens College, with an acceptance rate of 41 percent, is somewhat selective. Students will generally need good grades and above average test scores in order to be admitted. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Letters of recommendation and a personal essay are not required, but encouraged. If you have any questions about applying, feel free to contact the admissions office at Queens College, or stop by the campus.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Queens College Description

Located about 10 miles east of Manhattan in Flushing, Queens College is a public university and one of the senior colleges in the CUNY system. The 77-acre campus is open and grassy with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline. The college offers bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 100 areas with psychology, sociology and business being most popular among undergraduates. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Traditionally a commuter school, Queens College opened its first residence hall in 2009.

On the athletic front the Queens College Knights compete in the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 19,632 (16,326 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,938 (in-state); $14,048 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,020
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $27,624 (in-state); $34,734 (out-of-state)

Queens College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 76%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 8%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,631
    • Loans: $6,099

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Communication Studies, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Finance, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Track, Swimming, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Dance

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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