CUNY Queens College Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.81 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 46 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 19,632 (16,326 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 86% part-time, 14% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,972 in-state; $19,842 out-of-state
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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2005

I studied at Queens College for my Masters in Education. I received my MAT in the Spring of 2005. This was a change of career degree for me. I originally graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a social services degree. However, I soon realized I was meant to be a teacher. The most important part of my education was receiving real world experience and access to what teaching was really like. Luckily, many of my professors were teachers or principals in the field already . This access to professionals in the field already was very important on my new journey. The classes were informative but I learned the most during my observation and student teaching semesters. Professors cared and nurtured my for teaching in each area. My thesis class was difficult but worthwhile because it helped me learn how to successfully conduct action research. Teaching is action research everyday. What better way to prepare for a lifelong career. The administrative offices were helpful too. In the end, it would have been a perfect program if we spent even more time in the classroom. However, overall it was a great experience and I have been teaching for over 13 years now!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

I have attended a few different colleges, I didn't graduate with my Bachelors until I turned 30, and I didn't love a school until I attended CUNY Queens College. I went to schools where I dreaded advisement sessions because I felt my advisor wasn't listening to me or helpful at all, I was just another name on a list that they were trying to rush out the door. I went to a school where I couldn't get in touch with my professors outside of the classroom to ask for extra help. I attended schools that had gigantic lecture halls and others that had small intimate classes, schools in the city and schools in the suburbs. Queens College was the greatest school I attended and I don't think I could've had such an amazing experience anywhere else. The campus itself is a hybrid of metropolitan and suburban, with rolling lawns that look out to a gorgeous view of Manhattan. Professor's make themselves available in and out of the classroom, offering more meeting times outside of their office hours. All of the Professors are highly educated and love their subjects and genuinely care whether you understand the material or not. Academic advisement is a breeze with an online portal to help you know what you have left so you can register on your own. Or you have the option to meet with an advisor to discuss your path, an advisor who won't rush you out the door because there's a long line. Queens offers classes in large lecture halls, smaller more intimate classes, online classes, day classes, night classes, the variety is endless because it is a school that understands that not all students learn the same way. Extra help is offered in many different varieties as well besides Professors making themselves available there are writing labs, science labs- you name it and it's there. I loved attending Queens College so much I am going back for Grad School now, it took me a long time to find a perfect match for college and I think most people would love it as much as I did.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a pubic university and the tuition is low. Many of my classmates are motivated and strive for a better quality of life. I learn a lot from my classmates who come from many different backgrounds and ethnicity. Besides the regular course work, students are encouraged to integrate to the NYC tech community such as joining the CUNY Tech Meetup and participating in CUNY Startup Hackathon. It has a nice campus as well.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

I thought that it was very convenient. I was able to work during the day, and attend classes at night. It was very affordable. There were many course options and times to attend classes, including weekends. I enjoyed the weekend classes very much.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a public university so the tuition is much more affordable than other colleges. The quality of the education is great as long as you put in the effort. It is in one of the five Boroughs in NYC and there are a lot of things you can choose to participate for extra curricular activities.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2007

Higher education has been integral in attaining a career with advancement that can also support my family.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

I think it's a great college which you will learn a lot from. It's not easy for sure, but they struggle is worth it in the end.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The literacy program in Queens College is great. The professors are really supportive and help you during the difficult time of finding a job. Plus, they really prepare you if you wish to be a reading specialist. However, the program is a little expensive while a person is trying to pay rent and work full time. Also, there is a summer course that we must take and we cannot take a loan because it is only one summer session, forcing students to pay on the spot. Aside from that Queens College will get you where you need to go with support.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The specializations of the faculty members in my program are great, and working in research will open doors for my career. Attending this program is exactly what I wanted from a graduate program. The cons are the transportation/parking (city campus) and lack of community on campus.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

I feel that my graduate program will help me to becoming an effective teacher and be able to teach well. So far, the staff has been helpful and supportive.
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