About the University
At its founding in 1937, Queens College was hailed by the people of the borough as “the college of the future.” Now part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources.
Located in a residential area of Flushing in the borough of Queens—America’s most ethnically diverse county—the college has students from more than 150 nations. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Queens College is consistently ranked among the leading institutions in the nation for the quality of its academic programs and student achievement. Recognized as one of the most affordable public colleges in the country, Queens College offers a first-rate education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means.
The beautiful campus consists of 80 acres lined with trees surrounding grassy open spaces and a traditional quad. The college boasts state-of-the-art computer and science laboratories, a spectacular music building, and the six-story Rosenthal Library. The major classroom building, Powdermaker Hall, has the latest technology throughout. An extensive commitment to sustainability has earned Queens College inclusion in the Princeton Review’s first-ever Guide to 322 Green Colleges.
Academic programs are organized into four divisions, which offer both day and evening courses: Arts and Humanities; Mathematics and the Natural Sciences; the Social Sciences; and Education (Queens College educates more teachers than any other college in the New York City region). The college offers several new undergraduate and graduate majors, including a BA in Chinese, a BA in Classics, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, an MFA in Creative Writing and Translation, an MS in Photonics, and an MS in Risk Management.
- Excerpt from CUNY Queen's website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
CUNY Queens does not sponsor a specific health insurance plan, therefore students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. Living on campus in The Summit Apartments, Queens College’s residential complex, is a great way to enhance your college experience. Conveniently located on the beautiful Queens College campus between the Library and the Gymnasium, The Summit offers apartment-style housing with both single bedrooms and shared bedrooms. The Summit also has a fitness center, private rehearsal spaces, laundry facilities, cable TV, WiFi, Residence Life Cinema (offering 150 movie titles per month) and more. Our Courtesy Desk is staffed 24 hours a day for your convenience. We offer 10 and 12 month contracts so you can make The Summit your home year round. Please visit the website for more information.
Off-campus Housing: Housing in the Washington, D.C. area can take time to find. For this reason, AU encourages all students planning to live off-campus to come to Washington, D.C. before your orientation program begins, to locate a place to live. Please visit their housing site for off-campus housing ressources.
The average budget per month is: $900+
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $1,800.00 per month of program.