About Queens College

Located in the heart of the New York City borough of Queens, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of an award-winning faculty, set amidst the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world.

Since its founding in 1937, Queens College has opened up opportunities for students of all backgrounds and financial means with its outstanding academics and affordability. As part of the top one percent of all colleges in moving students from poverty to prosperity (recognized by the Equality of Opportunity Report), Queens College is truly a place where futures come true.


Nearly half of Queens’ 2.3 million residents were born overseas. The borough is home to large ethnic communities from several countries around the world and Queens College prides itself on its diverse student body. Approximately 35% of Queens College students were born in another country, so students will gain a truly global perspective both inside and outside of the classroom.

Academic Facilities

Queens College has a variety of amenities that contribute to a student’s overall collegiate experience. Some of these amenities include:

Performance Spaces

Queens College is home to a range of multiuse performance spaces, amenable to events of all sizes and types. The college’s Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts manages two world-class concert venues, and the Music Building offers intimate spaces designed and equipped for vocal and instrumental performances, or conferences and lectures.

Athletics Program

New York City’s only Division II Athletics program. All students have access to the 40,000+ square feet of gymnasium space which includes five basketball and volleyball courts, 3,300 square feet of dance studios, six lanes of 25-yard length pool and indoor tennis courts. In addition to outdoor tennis courts, there is soccer, softball, baseball fields and a track and field area.


Campus Dining

Queens College’s dining options include vegan, vegetarian, Kosher and Halal offerings and an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. A variety of meal plans are available to suit all students’ needs.

Queens College Shuttle Bus

All Queens College students have access to the free QC Shuttle Bus. The shuttle bus takes students across the 80+ acres campus, but also to Flushing-Main Street Station transit hub and Jamaica Station transit hub.

Queens Student Association

A Student Association with several student driven committees and over 100 clubs and organizations students can participate in over their college career.


Two libraries with three extensive collections on campus: Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library which holds the principal collection and hosts the Art Library and Art Center at Queens College. The Music Library is located in the Music Building on campus.

Housing / Accommodations

When it comes to accommodation at Queens College, students have the option to choose to live either on-campus or off-campus. Each student has the flexibility to choose which they feel would suit them best.

On-Campus Housing

Conveniently located on the beautiful Queens College campus between the library and the gymnasium, The Summit offers apartment-style housing with single bedrooms or shared bedrooms. The Summit also has a fitness center, private rehearsal spaces, laundry facilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, Residence Life Cinema (offering 150 movie titles per month) and more. The Courtesy Desk is staffed 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Off-Campus Housing

QC students will have access to off-campus accommodations and homestay options. There are several options available depending on what students are looking for as well as their budget.