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The City University of New York Queens College

Total Grad Surveys 7
Females 1
Males 6
Avg years at University 3.1
Research Quality B+ (8.1)
Research Availability A- (8.8)
Research Funding B+ (7.5)
Graduate Politics A- (8.7)
Not Errand Runners A (9.2)
Degree Completion A- (8.1)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B+ (8.0)
Sufficient Pay B (7.0)
Competitiveness B+ (7.8)
Education Quality A- (8.3)
Faculty Accessibility B- (6.4)
Useful Research B+ (7.6)
"Individual" treatment B+ (8.0)
Friendliness A- (8.1)
Safety B (6.7)
Campus Beauty B (6.9)
Campus Maintenance B+ (7.4)
University Spending B+ (7.4)
Extracurriculars B (6.9)
Scholastic Success A- (8.2)
Surrounding City A- (8.1)
Social Life/ Environment B- (6.5)
Faculty AccessibilityB-
Not Errand RunnersA
Queens College is absolutely the worstJan 05 2015Education
Queens College is absolutely the worst. It is cheap, but you get what you pay for. Education professors, on the whole, are egomaniacs, condescending and hypocritical. English professors are hit or miss. A perfect example of the idiocy of Queens College: fall semester grades are due AFTER the winter session starts. This means that if a student doesn't pass one of their fall semester classes, they won't have a chance to make it up during the winter session if the grade is not posted early. I submitted my final paper for a literature course December 22nd. It is now January 5th and my grade is still not posted. Additionally, don't expect much help from ANY of the offices on campus. They don't pick up phones and blow you off by shoving you on to another department, saying that they don't have the information you need. It became obvious this was their tactic when I would return to the exact same office with the exact same question the following day and get the information I needed. They're just unhelpful and awful. Professors often don't show up to office hours, which has cost me a lot of time and gas considering I traveled 45 minutes in each direction for nothing. Long story short, it's an absolutely terrible college. I would sooner send my children to a trade school before sending them to QC. And good luck with the parking...
Oh god QC, y do u continue toSep 21 2011Accounting
Oh god QC, y do u continue to do this to ur students? your supposed finance/accounting student groups always cater these fake companies to attend our career fair and recruiting websites? take for instance an upcoming career fair, u have, 3, i say 3! scamming insurance/financial advising/it companies: FDM group, national income life insurance and northwestern mutual; good god, can't u even attract legitimate employers to come to our school? how sad is that, already an underachieving institution that attracts fake employers....think about it, would these scamming employers ever dare to show up at an nyu stern, baruch or other career fair? i think not! plus the chicks here think they look all good; honey pleaz!! all the chicks here r self absorbed bimbo's that couldn't get into a good school once they left h.s. n yet, they feel they r the most desired once they go to this campus; there r much better looking n nice girls in other schools
Speaking as a graduate student I can sayJan 16 2008History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Speaking as a graduate student I can say with all honesty that Queens College, as far as the history department is concerned, is outstanding. The professors here for the most part are truely experts within their fields, many of whom are published and well respected in their fields of scholarship. Research facilities are excellent, the library is well stocked with periodicals and books and inter-library loan is available and the library staff are very helpful.

From speaking to students in other departments both grad and under grad, I can say that other departments especially Urban Studies, Sociology, English, Accounting, and Psychology and Education are very strong.

The campus is safe and enclosed and fairly nice. There is a great deal of renovating and construction going on throughout the campus. A new wing is being added to one of the science buildings which will provide more labs and classroom space, the Student Union and dining halls got a face lift, the main classroom building has been completely modernized from the inside out and now a dorm is being planned.

On the down side there are a lot of students. This is not nesicarrily a bad thing but unfortunately it means very large undergradute class sizes averageing 40 to 50 students per class. That can be a drawback for those who learn better in small classes but some classes are smaller, especially honors and higher level courses. However, the professors are good and many will try to meet with students one on one. Graduate courses however, don't exceed 25.

Another negative can be parking. Don't even think of parking off campus, buy a a parking decal it will save you money in the long term and make parking more convenient. You'll save some cash if you pay for the whole year but its worth it. If you're an evening student (going to class after 2pm) there is always plenty of parking. Still while you pay some for parking, this is a state/city funded school so you save a great deal of money in terms of tuition which, is more than reasonable.

The students I have met here for the most part are intelligent, hard working, courteous and take their academic work seriously. Parties and alchohol are not present, but their are plenty of clubs and organizations to join. Its not that students are not sociable, its simply that give their education and academic pursuits priority. If your looking for frat parties and drinks go elsewhere.

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