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The City University of New York Queens College

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Very cliquish environment.AverageOther
Very cliquish environment. Most students seek out their own cultural group and stick to that. Not a social place --after class is done, everyone scurries out. You MUST join a club if you want to meet any friends. Some students simply ignore you outside of class for some reason (has happened to me several times, with different people).

As a working, evening student, I personally feel that the college is insensitive to the needs of students like myself (which is quite a high percentage here, this being a public college). Evening courses are rare for science departments, tutoring hours are impractical. Evening science/math courses tend to empty out by half (sometimes more) after exam 1. I am NOT saying college work is meant to be easy, I'm aware that it isn't -- but the work load and expectations tells me that, with regards to working students, the faculty either A) does not understand the challenges faced by many part-time students, or B) they simply don't care. Lab TA's tend to be clueless, unhelpful or bitter (sometimes all three). (look at my rating for "faculty").

Classes also close way too early; it is crucial that you find an advisor for your major and pre-register every semester.On a good note the education is of high quality. The college does have a good accounting department (based on what my Accounting major friends told me) and a decent program for prospective teachers.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2009
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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Ive been at Queens College for a fewAverageUndecided
Ive been at Queens College for a few months now and I am already trying to transfer out. The teachers don't care, the students don't care, and CUNY faculty doesn't care. The people on campus are generally rude. If you look or dress differently they give you weird looks. The campus grounds are pretty nice. They are kept well except for a few instances. There was a dead squirrel on the quad for a whole day before it was cleaned up. The food on campus is not the best. There are some good places to eat in town if you have a car or are willing to walk and have a very long break. There are few places to hang out or wait for your next class. This gets rough in the winter because everyone crowds into a few buildings. Honestly I would not recommend this school but it could be worse.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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The staff is awful.AverageUndecided
The staff is awful. I went to admissions four times to get my residency status changed, they didn't give me the information I needed and gave me different answers every time.

Don't expect departments to pick up the phone. The staff is also incredibly rude (at least the majority) and don't care about you. They are shit hawks.

Teachers are not that great, lots of graduate students teaching. Some good professors, some shitbirds.

It's great because it's cheap, but having to deal with staff is a nightmare. Some of the teachers are friendly and helpful, some are not. Good luck climbing the shit rope and they like to shaft you especially transfers.

1st Year Female -- Class 2016
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