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The City University of New York Queens College

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At first, I did not like the school.Quite BrightEconomics
At first, I did not like the school. I thought the teachers were unhelpful and the students were boring and unapproachable. I think that is everybody's experience with large general 100-level courses at any school. As I started taking more advanced courses in my major, I began building friendships and helpful relationships with the faculty and department. Many professors are top notch and very influential in their area. The students seem smart, for the most part, and willing to learn. Both the professors and students are open minded and the environment is very safe and warm for a city school. Those who think that just because the school is a CUNY, it will be poor "resourcewise," I have found that it has many more resources available to students (including a very nice library) compared to other schools I have experienced. On a bad note, for those expecting the school to be very close to the city, think again, although it is relatively close to NYC, it is in Queens (hence the name) in a somewhat suburban setting and a little far from downtown manhattan (keep in mind that there is no direct subway/metro access to QC). You will have to rely on bus (or subway and bus) or your own car. The school is in an enclosed campus setting though, which is a luxury for city colleges. Another negative note is that it is exclusive to commuters and has no available housing for its students, depriving students of many of the "social activities" available at other schools. Otherwise, the school is top notch for a CUNY school and there are many groups and clubs and an exclusive Student Union building for activities and club meetings. The proximity to the vibrant and diverse New York City may be more beneficial than living on campus at a school. If you want a great education, in a safe setting that is relatively close to downtown NYC and at an affordable price, this is the school for you. Although most students are from NYC and the Long Island suburbs, out-of-state students can get an apartment locally and still have less expenses than they would dorming at some private university, enjoying a truly diverse and enriching experience in NYC. QC is a large commuter university with many resources, good variety of majors, diverse students and worldly professors.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2005
Surrounding City: A, Social Life: C
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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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I attended QC in the late 1970's.Computer Science
I attended QC in the late 1970's. It was a very good school for students that did not have a lot of money or connections. You received an excellent education and the campus was quite diverse. Many considered QC along with Brooklyn and City colleges the crowned jewels of the CUNY system and the poor man's version of the ivy leauge.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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