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Rank: 81

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NYwww.qc.cuny.edu
Queens College is part of the City University of New York system. One of the five boroughs of New York City, Queens is sometimes referred to as "America's most ethnically diverse county," and the university's over 19,000 students reflect that diversity. White, non-Hispanic students make up a minority and more than half of students were born overseas. In fact, the university says its students come from more than 150 countries and speak more than 110 languages. Historically a commuter school, with both day and evening classes, Queens College added a 506-bed residence hall, Summit Apartments. Undergraduates have their choice of nearly 70 majors; the college also offers combined bachelor's and master's degree programs in fields such as chemistry, computer science, and music. Students can choose from over 100 student organizations, inlcuding a slew of sororities and fraternities. Queens College students graduate at a rate nearly 22% higher than colleges with similar student populations, according to MONEY's calculations. Queens College stands out in MONEY's rankings for affordability as well. The average graduate leaves with just over one-third of the average debt for graduates nationwide. A few of the school's notable alumni: Jerry Seinfeld, Carole King, and Paul Simon.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$29,000
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$9,300
Average price for low-income students
$4,900
admissions
Acceptance rate
41%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1090/NA
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
20,379
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
86%
% of need met
53%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$7,255
student success
Graduation rate
60%
Average time to a degree
4.6 years
Average student debt
$11,000
Average salary within 3 years
$48,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
35%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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