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Queens College, CUNY

Flushing, NY


About This Campus

Queens College was founded in 1937. Often referred to as - the jewel of the CUNY system, Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions. Our liberal arts, science, and pre professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges, and our graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.

Location Information

Queens College occupies a beautiful 80-acre, tree lined campus in Flushing, which is located in Queens, the easternmost borough of New York City. The College is only 20 minutes from Manhattan, the limitless cultural center and "the city that never sleep". Flushing in the borough of Queens—America’s most ethnically diverse county—the college has students from more than 150 nations. A member of Phi Beta Kappa Queens College is consistently ranked among the leading institutions in the nation.

Helpful Information

Queens College opened its first residence hall, The Summit, in fall 2009. Now known as Summit Apartments, it houses approximately 500 students. Summit earned LEED Gold certification a ranking established by the U.S. Green Building Council, thanks to its green design and use of sustainable strategies for water and energy. Queens College student may ride the shuttle by displaying a current ID QCard. Shuttle operates seven days a week between the campus and two stations, Jamaica or Flushing.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Flushing
Population | 8,244,910
Enrollment | 20,100
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/26/-12/21
Spring | 1/25-5/22

Campus Diversity

White | 41%
Black | 8%
Hispanic/Latino | 19%
Asian | 27%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 5%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Education Major Incoming exchange students need to contact Education department Phone: 718-997-5300 or 718-997-5150 http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/Degrees/Education /Elementary/Pages/default.aspx

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, Celtic Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Comparative American Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, India Studies, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Studies, Judaic Studies, Korean Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Popular Culture, Puerto Rican Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Crafts, Design, Design Technology, Digital Arts, Drafting, Drawing, Fine Art, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Behavior, Sports Communication, Sports Management/Administration, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Bacteriology, Biology/Life Science, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Cytotechnology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Field Biology, Forensic Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Accounting Control Systems, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Business, Industrial Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Investing, Labor Studies, Law and Public Policy, Local Public Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing Logistics and Transportation, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Education, Office Management, Public Administration, Retailing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Communication Technology Management, Electronic Media, Electronic Media and Culture, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News, Multimedia, Newspapers, Photo Journalism, Print Media, Publishing, Radio and Television Studies, Science Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Telecommunications, Television, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Home Economics, Human Development, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Learning Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology, Mental Health, Physical Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Mathematics, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Data Processing, Data Processing Technology, Information Science, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Classical Languages, English as a Foreign Language, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish

Library Science: Library Science, Media Librarian

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Dramatic Writing, Jazz Composition, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Chemical Physics, Energy Studies, Geophysics, Health Physics, Materials Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Industrial Psychology, Medical Psychology, Psychology, Psychology Technology

Recreation: Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Behavior Analysis, Applied Sociology, Child Care Services Management, Community Services, Gender Studies, Human Adaptability, Human Services, Juvenile Services, Rural Sociology, Social Change and Development, Social Science, Social Service, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies, Educational Interpreting, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Technology: Biological Technology, Computer Technology, Design Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Printing Technology, Sports Technology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Incoming exchange students must have completed 30 semester hours (no remedial work) at the conclusion of the term immediately prior to exchange. Students must be skills proficient as demonstrated by completion of a college-level mathematics course and a college-level English composition course each with a grade of C or higher. As an alternative to the courses, skills can be demonstrated with ACT scores of 21 Math/20 English or SAT scores of 510 Math/480 Creative Writing.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/02/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3465.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($305 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($305 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/02/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $125 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $400 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $250 Year Plan A & B Optional
New York City (NYC) Art Events Program Fee $200 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: New York City Art Events Program is for the purpose of getting you acquainted with our beautiful city, as one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. Ordinarily, these events in NYC are highly sought after and costly. However, we are able to offer you the following events for your $200 NYC Art Events fee; World Yacht Brunch Cruise on the Hudson River in Manhattan or Welcome Dinner, Broadway Show, NYC Ballet or opera at Lincoln Center, "Mets" Baseball Game, The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam, NYC Radio City Hall "Christmas Spectacular Rockettes" in the Fall Semester and NYC Radio City Hall "Spring Spectacular" in Spring semester or other events to be announced.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002690

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/02/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 3% living on campus
  • Apartment: $6376.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
The Summit, a privately-operated enterprise, is the Residence Hall of Queens College. The Summit offers apartment style living and is conveniently located in the heart of the campus. You can visit The Summit's website at http://www.queenscollegehousing.com to learn about housing options, costs, and apply for housing online. There are answers to the most frequently asked questions, but should you need more information, you can email The Summit at qc.thesummit.housing@qc.cuny.edu. A single room in an apartment is $6,900. A double room in an apartment is $6010. NSE students may apply for either room type, but assignment is based on availability and room type cannot be guaranteed. The Summit offers contracts on a first come, first serve basis. Residence hall PRIORITY is given to students who will exchange for a full academic year. Single term (fall or spring) contracts are limited, but not guaranteed. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Full-year contracts are given priority. The availability of a single term contract for the fall will be determined by mid-summer. Applications for spring only housing may be submitted in October. Please be aware that if you apply for housing at The Summit for a full academic year, you will sign A FULL ACADEMIC-YEAR CONTRACT AND WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR BOTH SEMESTERS REGARDLESS OF A LATER DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM ALL OR PART OF ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR. If you are interested in living at The Summit for the Fall semester only, you may still apply but will be placed on a waiting list. You will not find out until the end of July if a room is available for the Fall semester. If you are interested in housing for the Spring semester only, you may apply in October. If a room is available, we will offer a Spring semester housing contract. Queens College does not offer a service to assist you in identifying off-campus housing. For off-campus housing, you may want to contact a realtor in the area or check internet sites such as jumpoffcampus.com.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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