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Encyclopedia > Queens College, New York
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Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It was established in 1937 to offer a strong liberal arts education to working-class people. Queens College has grown into a campus of 16,604 including 12,012 undergraduates and 4,592 graduate students. While popularly known as a liberal arts college, Queens College is, in fact, a comprehensive college with professional degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students from 120 different countries speaking 66 different native languages attend Queens College. The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 198,000 enrolled in degree programs, about 20,000 enrolled in non-degree programs and more than 200... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ...


Queens College been called "World Class" by The Times and received a four-star rating in The New York Times "Selective Guide to Colleges." The College is ranked Tier 2, Northern Universities by U.S. News and World Report. In 1996, the college's Freshman Year Initiative received a Certificate of Excellence in the nationwide Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Competition.

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Ranked in the top 8 percent of all U.S. colleges by the "Princeton Review," Queens College is a highly competitive and challenging institution with world-class faculty, strong student life, and a beautifully landscaped campus. Located on seventy-six acres just ten miles from Manhattan, Queens College offers more than seventy-five majors in four academic divisions: Arts and Humanities; Education; Mathematics and Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences. Queens College also houses the Aaron Copland School of Music, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and more than twenty interdisciplinary programs. Queens College's advanced instructional facilities include a state-of-the-art computer center, high-tech laboratories, wireless Internet access, and a multi-million dollar library. The student body at Queens College comes from around the corner and around the world. Housed in the most diverse borough in the United States, Queens College is a commuter college with an exceptional campus life. The Student Union is home to more than 100 clubs and organizations. There's also a full program of varsity and intramural athletics, as well as professional and student-produced plays, concerts, dances, and art exhibitions.


Notable faculty

Professor Ann Davison -- Progressive professor of English, feminist superstar


Notable alumni

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Queens College, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York.
While popularly known as a liberal arts college, Queens College is, in fact, a comprehensive college with professional degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Queens College been called "World Class" by The Times and received a four-star rating in The New York Times "Selective Guide to Colleges." The College is ranked Tier 2, Northern Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
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