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The City University of New York Queens College

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Thru college studies I SHOULD have achieved some type
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acknowledges you as certified do you have a chance at ongoing suscess.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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This is not a party college, but IQuite BrightEnglish
This is not a party college, but I am of the perhaps old-fashioned opinion that college is about education and not about getting trashed every night. There is little to do outside of classes, but the quality of education provided by QC is absolutely first class. I have since attended graduate schools at Harvard and Boston University, and neither schools came close in terms of quality of education. The richest educational experience of my life was at QC.
4th Year Female -- Class 1992
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: D
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How you perceive Queens College has alot toQuite BrightChemistry
How you perceive Queens College has alot to do with what your expectations were coming into it. I will try to be as honest and as neutral as possible. Being part of CUNY, the public university of New York City, Queens college along with the other senior colleges(City, Baruch, Brooklyn) are often give a bad reputation but what people dont know is that CUNY was once very reputable up until 1970. This was when the city council decided to implement a policy of open admissions and ever since it has been a free fall downward. Many of the middle class who sent their children because it was incredibly cheap(a few dollars for application fees) yet highly regarded no longer had any reason to.

The standards have recently been raised in the late 90s and early 2000s with the end of open admissions and the creation of the CUNY honors program. This has attracted many more of the upper echelon students coming out of college. People in the honors program have first choice in registration, their tuition is all paid, a free Mac laptop, $3600 a semester for expenses (giving to you via a check), and free tickets to random CUNY events. (Great deal but they will give you hell if you intend to transfer, actually requiring an interview and essay.)

As stated before your views on Queens college depend largely on your expectations. Graduating from Stuyvesant HS I decided to attend Queens College because I did not want to take out the 100 thousand for 4 years to attend the UPenn or the University of Miami and I have regretted it ever since. I will be transferring in the fall to complete my pharmacy prerequisites. Here are the negative things that I saw:

-being a large commuter school there is a lack of community and sense of school pride
-a small endowment(500 thousand reported in US News Weekly) leads to lack of school funding for clubs and teams

-outdated facilities in the Natural sciences (due to the weak nature and number of people majoring in them)

-lack of resources lead to classes being offered ever other semester
-cliques do form due to the large population of Russians and Jews
-lack of a variety internships and job opportunities
That being said there are many benefits like,
-very diverse, if at times cliquish nature, population
-cheap and affordable education for a decent education
-strong sociology, education, and political science department
-Its on the upswing with a recent 10 million donation to refurbish Colwin Hall and Colden Center, added to the list of already rebuilt Powdermaker Hall, refurbished Fitzgerald gym and Libary. There has also been a 30 million grant by the city and state government to extend Remsen Hall(the chemistry department) to add a new wing with over 20 new state of the art laboratories for research.

-Very connective with good computer availability
-strong electronic database
-nice art gallery
-strong relations with city, with over half of Queens college graduates working for the city or state governmentIf you are expecting an Ivy League caliber education than you will be sadly disappointed, but if you are working full time and unable to pay tuition at a more reputable university than it will be a better fit. All and all Queens college is basically a DECENT COMMUTER school at an affordable price. Dont expect much and you wont be disappointed but if you are having a hard time choosing between the school of your choice or one that fits your financial obligations always go with the school that you think is better because college is an investment.

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Surrounding City: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D
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