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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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 | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/26/-12/21
Spring | 1/28-5/22

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 27%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 19%
Two or more | 0%
White | 41%
Other | 5%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Choral Music
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Data Processing
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education of the Deaf
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Studies
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Management
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian
  • Jazz Studies
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Jewish Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Mental Health Services
  • Microbiology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Office Administration
  • Painting
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Risk Management
  • Rural Sociology
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


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
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/20/21

  • 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 Students
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($305 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($305 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/20/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 3% living on campus
  • Apartment: $5568.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • 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 $ 7238.00. A double room in an apartment is $5568.00 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

Notes About Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/20/21

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


  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19

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