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Queens College of the City University of New York

Queens, NY 4-Year Public

About Queens

Queens College of the City University of New York is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Queens, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1937, Queens currently enrolls around 19,700 students a year, including 16,702 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Queens's endowment was valued at $72,640,034 in 2021. The school spends $10,760 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Queens

Acceptance rate: 53%

Average GPA: 3.0

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1114

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: February 1

Queens Acceptance Rate 2021

Queens is a very difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Queens is 53 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Queens is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Queens is 1114. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Queens a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Queens, around 83 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,514 students who started at Queens as first-time freshman, 389 graduate within four years.

Around 53 percent of students who started at Queens earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 65 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $45,000 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $14,421 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Queens sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Queens a good school for YOU?

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Queens's application deadline is February 1. All applicants will be notified by February 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Queens in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

65-30 Kissena Boulevard Queens, NY 11367-1597

Campus Setting: Urban

Queens Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Queens is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Queens is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Queens ACT Scores


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Queens SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1180


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


1040 to 1180


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Queens students is 1114. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Queens, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Queens.

Queens Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Queens is like? There are approximately 3,057 students enrolled at Queens, including 16,866 undergraduate students and -13,809 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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