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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
1040 to 1180
1040 and Less
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.
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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