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Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York

Bayside, NY 2-Year Public

About QCC

Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in an urban setting in Bayside, New York. QCC was founded in 1958 and now enrolls around 12,405 students a year, including 12,405 undergrads.

QCC employs one full-time professor for every 18 undergrads enrolled.

2021 QCC Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
In-State Tuition $4,800
Out-of-State $9,600

2022 QCC Regular Decision Application Deadline

QCC Early Admission

Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action.

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QCC Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into QCC. In 2021, QCC accepted 90% of applicants. Last year, 16,149 students applied to QCC and 14,597 were admitted.

QCC Waitlist

QCC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York?

QCC is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to QCC, applicants must submit the following items.

QCC Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Other Requirements a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma (GED/TASC) is required in lieu of high school diploma
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for QCC

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to QCC.

Does QCC Require the ACT or SAT?

QCC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does QCC Provide Dorms?

QCC does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

QCC students are active in the school's Phi Theta kappa, Student Organization for Disability Awareness (SODA) and ASAP Club. Welcome Back/Club Fair Event, Transfer Day, and and Job Fair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at QCC.

Financial Aid at QCC

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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.

Is QCC 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. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at QCC

About 62% of students who start at QCC return for their second year of college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

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.

Based on this information, how does QCC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is QCC a good school for you?

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Where is Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York Located?

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

If you want to see QCC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Long Island Expressway I-495 to Bayside, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia Airport.

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

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College Info

222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364

Campus Setting: Urban

QCC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

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

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

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


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Wondering what life at QCC is like? There are approximately 12,405 students enrolled at QCC. 60% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from NY and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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