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Queens College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Queens College admissions are moderately competitive with an acceptance rate of 43%. In the 2017-18 academic year, 2155 students applied to the university. Out of these, the university accepted 1706 applicants. A total of 386 students decided to enroll in the university.

The average GPA recorded for the university is 3.5. The Mean SAT (ERW + M) score of 1210 makes the university competitive for SAT scores. It is moderately competitive to get admission in the university through ACT scores as the composite score for freshmen applicants is 25.

  • Undergraduate applicants can apply through one of the following:
    • To apply for Fall 2019: Apply through the Direct Admission Application
    • To apply for the spring semester: apply through the CUNY Online Application
    • For Fall 2020 apply through the Common Application
  • Graduate applicants can apply through the online Apply Yourself portal.


Application PortalCUNY Online Application
Direct Admission Application
Common Application
Application FeeFreshman: 65 USD
Transfer: 70 USD
Payment ModeAmerican Express, Discover, Electronic Check, MasterCard, Visa
Average GPA3.5
Acceptance Rate43%
SAT scoresMean SAT (ERW + M): 1210
ACT composite25
Tuition (Annual)New York State Residents: 6730 USD
Out-of-State Residents: 18000 USD
Application PortalApply Yourself
Application Fee75 USD
Payment ModeCredit card
TuitionNew York State Residents: 5385 USD/semester
Out-of-State Residents: 830 USD/credit

Queens College Admission Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline FallFebruary 1
Priority Application Deadline SpringSeptember 15
Application DeadlinesVaries for Different Courses

Queens College International Admissions

Office of international students and scholars oversees the admission process for international students as well as all other aspects regarding the stay of the international community in the U.S. Queens College hosts around 750 to 800 international students, scholars, and their dependents each year. The International Students and Scholars Office assists students and faculty in obtaining and maintaining the F-1 International Student and J-1 Exchange Visitor, U.S. Visa-Immigration Status for the purpose of studying, teaching, and/or conducting research at the college/university on a short-term basis.

Form I-20 & DS-2019 must be completed before attending CUNY institutions. After the applicant has provided the required information and sufficient funds to support their education and living expenses, the International Student Advisor will mail the Form I-20 to the prospective F-1 students; the Form DS-2019 to the prospective J-1 students.

If the transcripts of international applicants are not issued in English, they must also include a certified English transcript accompanying the transcript.

Language Requirements for International Students

International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency by fulfilling any of the following requirements:

Internet-Based TOEFL61
Paper-Based TOEFL500
IELTS Academic Level6
Pearson Academic44

Queens College Undergraduate Admissions

The undergraduate admission office is responsible for governing the Queens College admissions for undergraduates. Applicants should seek assistance from this office with the application procedure.

Requirements for undergraduates:

  • Course requirements:
    • 4 years of English
    • 4 years of social studies
    • 3 years of math
    • 3 years of foreign language
    • At least 2 years of lab science.
  • GPA scores.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official high school transcript or high school equivalency test scores and diploma
  • Personal statement/essay (optional)

Transfer Applicants

A transfer applicant is one who has attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school.

  • Students who have earned fewer than 30 credits need a 2.75 GPA in college work and must meet the admission requirements for a first-time freshman.
  • Students with 30 or more credits must have a 2.50 GPA calculated from all colleges attended.
  • Official high school transcript indicating proof of graduation or high school equivalency test scores and diploma
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores

Freshman Review Process

The admission review process of the university is very holistic. The university assesses the entire high school academic record, which includes:

  • Academic units
  • Grades/grade trends
  • Standardized test scores
  • Essays/personal statements
  • Letters of recommendation.

The university looks beyond the classroom. Other than academics, it also considers extracurricular accomplishments, special talents, and awards in particular fields.

Queens College Graduate Admissions

The graduate admission office moderates the Queens College admissions for graduate applicants.

Requirements for graduate applicants:

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum academic average of B.
  • An essay explaining the objectives in pursuing graduate study.
  • Medical reports.
  • Admissions are done one a semestral basis (some graduate programs offered by Queens College admit only in the fall semester).

Queens College Graduate Courses Admissions

Application portal: Online portal common for all graduate courses

Application fee: 75 USD for all graduate courses

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
M.S. AccountingFall Priority: April 1
Spring Priority: November 1
An undergraduate bachelor’s degree in accounting; An overall GPA of at least 3.0; GMAT scoresTOEFL: 100
M.A. Computer ScienceFall Priority: April 1
Spring Priority: November 1
A bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0TOEFL: 61
M.A. Data Analytics and Applied Social ResearchFall Priority: August 1
Spring Priority: December 1
Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher and a B+ or better in undergraduate statistics and research methods coursesTOEFL: 100
M.A. MathematicsFall Priority: April 1
Rolling Admission: June 30
Spring Priority: November 1
At least 25 credits in advanced courses in mathematics and related fieldsTOEFL (iBT): 61
M.A. PhysicsFall Priority: April 1
Spring Priority: November 1
A minimum of 16 credits in physics and 6 credits in mathematics beyond elementary calculusTOEFL (iBT): 61

Supporting documents required are:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • 500-word essay
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Statement of purpose

The university is extremely accepting of all international students. It has formed the International Students Community Club to build bridges between communities and cultivate a sense of harmony and solidarity among the many cultures on campus. The International Students Community Club was established with the purpose of bringing together international students from different walks of life and creating a home-away-from-home for them. By celebrating the uniqueness of each culture while emphasizing their own shared values, this club helps students to adapt to life in the United States.

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