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If you want to know more about Queens College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Queens College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Queens College was awarded 91 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked QC as #705 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, QC is ranked at #81.

See all of the rankings for Queens College.

Is It Hard to Get Into QC?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Queens College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 43%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to QC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Queens College  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Queens College  ( 540 to 620 )
QC received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about Queens College admissions.

Queens College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Queens College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Queens College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Queens College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Queens College has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from QC have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Queens College.

Good Overall Diversity at QC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,866 undergraduates at QC with 12,532 being full-time and 4,334 being part-time.

QC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for QC is 76.91 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.91 out of 100
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How Much Does Queens College Cost?

The overall average net price of QC is $3,817. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for QC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,949 $3,950 $7,543 $10,752 $13,220

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of QC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At QC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at QC is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do QC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from QC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,200 in their early years. This is good news for future QC graduates since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Queens College make the most money.

Location of Queens College

Queens College is a public institution situated in Queens, New York. The city atmosphere of Queens makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Queens College

Contact details for QC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367
Phone: 718-997-5000

Queens College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Queens College. Of these students, 3,873 received undergraduate degrees and 1,050 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 689 $29,300
Accounting 452 $37,800
Economics 437 $32,400
Sociology 243 $28,800
Computer Science 221 $51,100
Political Science & Government 149 $30,100
General English Literature 145 $25,500
Communication & Media Studies 133 $29,400
General Biology 127 $17,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 113 $36,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Queens College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at QC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 640 students took at least one online class at Queens College. This is a decrease from the 761 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 640 134
2016-2017 761 109
2015-2016 713 74
2014-2015 428 32
2013-2014 1,838 304

Learn more about online learning at Queens College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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