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The City University of New York Queens College

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Queens College offers a great liberal arts education.Quite BrightPhilosophy
Queens College offers a great liberal arts education. However, it's a commuter school so the campus life is not that exiting. Most professors are nice and helpful. In my particular major in the dept. of philosophy, I would say that they are all very nice and helpful. A great advantage of going to a CUNY school is that they are very well recognized nationally so you would have little trouble getting credits recognized.
4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B-
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I kind of blundered into Queens, after havingMusic - Composition/Theory
I kind of blundered into Queens, after having flunked out of an engineering college my freshman year. I slipped into music, since music had long been my hobby and was therefore the path of least resistance. The school was local and allowed me to live at home and be a baby for several more years, something I needed. Instruction was simply amazing. From my major (music) through all other subjects, I had brilliant, devoted teachers. I was accepted to some great grad schools. I was extremely well prepared for graduate study because of the advice that I had been given by several professors. The facilities in the 70s were pretty shabby, but overall adequate for my needs. I visited the campus about two years ago, and although there are fewer trees to sit under and babewatch from, the facilities have much improved. Finally, let no one forget the man who wrote the college's motto (Discimus ut serviamus), the great Professor Konrad Gries. Requiescat in pace!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Queens College is amazing.Education
Queens College is amazing. I went to an out of school college for undergrad, and several years later wanted to return to get my masters degree. I chose QC because of its great reputation, and also affordable tuition. I earned my first M.S.Ed. in TESOL, and got a job right out of school as a high school ESL and Spanish teacher. I felt very prepared for the position, but the drawback to that program is that there were many students and we were not close knit/did not keep in touch. This is a drawback because connections are very important. I decided to pursue my second M.S.Ed. again at QC for Counselor Education (School Counseling). This program is AMAZING. They are very selective because of the difficulty in getting a job as a school counselor, and as a result our cohort was very close. I also gained close relationships with the professors, which greatly helped me in my job hunt. I maintain these connections today, and working as a school counselor I see the difference going to QC has given me. I have a strong work ethic and multicultural understanding due to my time at QC, and I have heard and noticed from other school counseling programs that they do not effectively prepare their students. I have seen the difference between QC counselors and counselors graduating from other schools, and it is HUGE. I still talk to my professors today.. they are always available to give advice and support, even though I am no longer a student! (Note about SC program: do not pursue this program unless you have experience in the nonprofit or education field already as jobs are very very difficult to get). Everyone on campus was always very friendly and helpful. My son went to the QC childcare center and they were also AMAZING. They loved him there, and he loved it (which is saying a lot because he has special needs). I will always recommend QC to anyone I meet! I'm sure out of the thousands and thousands of students there are those who have had bad experiences-- but I have been a student at 3 different universities now, and I can tell you that QC has been one of the best. Absolute best reputation as well. Consider the age and maturity level of those commenting while reading. This will help inform you which comments are helpful and which are the complaints of a negative teenager.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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