CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College was established in 1937. It is a comprehensive college offering over a 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees at the masters level as well as a number of advanced certificate programs. It is also one of seven participating schools in the CUNY Honors College.

The campus of Queens College is spread across 77 acres. There are more than 40 buildings on the campus. The college also has over 100 clubs and is home to many centers which include:

  • Asian American/ Asian Institute
  • Asian/ American Center
  • Center for the Biology of Natural Systems
  • Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • Center for the Improvement of Education
  • Center for Jewish Studies
  • John Cardinal Newman Club
  • John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
  • The Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change
  • The Neuroscience Research Center

The sports teams of Queens College are known as the Knights.

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CUNY Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing , NY 11367-0904
General Phone: (718) 997-5000

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Queens College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,118African studies, American studies, East Asian studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Russian language, German language, ...
Education and Teaching1,007multilingual education, educational supervision, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, ...
Business and Management530accounting, finance, labor studies, international business, actuarial science
Therapy and Counseling408psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology
Medical Support and Technology104speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Media102mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering77computer science
Science71biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Fine Arts50fine arts, art history and criticism
Music49music performance
Family and Social Work44family and consumer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts19drama
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Design12graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art6film studies

Number of programs and degrees for Queens College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,43355
Master's degree1,23847
Post-master's certificate532

Queens College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Queens College had a total enrollment of 18,728 students (14,757 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 9%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 18%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 17%
20-21 19%
22-24 21%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York97%
(International Students)2%
State unknown2%

Queens College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 57 %

Queens College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Queens College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math480580

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Queens College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,447
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,087
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Queens College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 269000)

Queens College Faculty

Queens College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8378
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2636

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year159$108,58060$103,108
Associate professoracademic year59$85,10866$84,245
Assistant professoracademic year106$68,056105$66,296
Instructoracademic year1*5$57,472
Lectureracademic year34$60,89335$58,347
All faculty totalacademic year359$88,079271$77,628

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Queens College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Eastern College Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports213758

Queens College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music Performance, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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