Queens College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
Tel: (718)997-5000
Admissions: (718)997-5600
Fax: (718)997-5617
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.qc.edu/


State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1937. Setting: 77-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $7.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5138 per student. Total enrollment: 17,395. Faculty: 1,180 (546 full-time, 634 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 6,518 applied, 42% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 8,469 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,159 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 130 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 10% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 33% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $361 full-time, $112.10 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, social clubs; 35% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alliance of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Hillel-Jewish Student Organization, India Cultural Exchange. Major annual events: Fall Campus Fest (Carnival theme), Spring Campus Fest (multi-cultural theme), Career Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library plus 1 other with 985,550 books, 900,573 microform titles, 2,756 serials, 30,505 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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