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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 in an urban setting in Queens, New York. Queens was founded in 1937 and now enrolls around 19,700 students a year, including 16,702 undergrads. Queens provides housing for up to 498 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Queens! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Queens's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Queens students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Queens has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Queens has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Queens on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Queens on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Queens for Fall 2022 is February 1.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by February 1.

2021 Queens Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 92%
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $18,600
Percent of Need Met 53.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,979

Is Queens a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer sense of what Queens offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

Queens Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Queens. Queens admitted 53% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 25,621 students applied to Queens and 13,704 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Queens

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Queens, around 83% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 53% 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% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Queens Grads

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

Recent Queens grads have an average starting salary of $45,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Queens's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Queens's endowment was valued at $72.6 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Queens spends about $10,760 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Queens

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Queens meets 53.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,979 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $14,421 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Queens. Based on this information, how does Queens sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Queens a good school for you?

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Where is Queens?

Queens is located in the urban setting of Queens, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Queens for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Long Island Expressway to Queens, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Queens and Queens are like without leaving home.

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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


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Queens ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Queens is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Queens. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Queens SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1170


Math SAT Range

530 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

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1170 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Queens students is 1114. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Queens, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 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 19,700 students enrolled at Queens, including 16,702 undergraduate students and 2,998 graduate students. 75% 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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