Queens College is Ranked in the Top 5% of Money Magazine’s 2017-18 “711 Best Colleges for Your Money” Listing

— Queens College “Stands Out” for its Affordability, with Students
Borrowing Less than a Third of the National Average —

Queens, N.Y., July 12, 2017—Queens College has been ranked in the top 5% of colleges nationwide in Money magazine’s 2017–18 “711 Best Colleges for Your Money.” Queens College stands out for its affordability: Through a combination of low tuition and generous financial aid packages, over 90% of the undergraduates who graduate in four years emerge from the college debt free. The 711 schools Money included were ranked on the basis of 27 measures, such as educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

New York City topped the list of cities with the most schools with 21. Among them, Queens College was noted for its exceptionally diverse student body in a borough “sometimes described as ‘America’s most ethnically diverse county,’ ” with more than half its students being born overseas. Recent analysis by the Equality of Opportunity Project, as reported in the New York Times, ranks Queens College in the top 1% of all colleges in moving students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution to the top fifth.

Student reviews from the Best Colleges ranking-related site Niche.com describe a vibrant campus life and an enriching academic experience: “I loved absolutely everything about this campus! . . .  In NY campuses are small and isolated. QC however is huge! . . . Overall this school was amazing and offered everything you would need to have a fulfilling college life.” Another student adds, “Queens College offers a quality education for all students who are enrolled. The professors are leaders in their fields and they do their best to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. The campus is centrally located in Queens, a lovely neighborhood in the suburbs of New York City.”

See the full Money Best Colleges for Your Money 2017 list here.

About Queens College Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors and principals in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more computer science majors than any college in New York City. Queens College also has the third-highest number of accounting and business students in all of New York State. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received more than 60 Grammy Awards and nominations.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn more.

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services