What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

Erika is a current sophomore at Queens College, City University of New York. She is majoring in elementary education, and specializes in Spanish tutoring, test prep tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Queens College, City University of New York:

Describe the campus setting and transportation options.

Erika: Queens College has a great city vibe. It’s a spacious campus with many opportunities for students. Most students commute to campus, so that’s generally the main transportation option for students.

How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants?

Erika: I feel the professors, advisors, and teaching assistants are very helpful to students. They are always available to assist students when needed.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students, etc.?

Erika: The campus is very beautiful and is a great place to meet people. The social life on campus is huge—there’s always something going on and students are always eager to interact with each other.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported? What did you study and why?

Erika: I’m majoring in elementary school education. I feel my major is very well supported by the school and that I have all the resources I need.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Erika: Meeting other people isn’t hard at all on campus, and there are always chances to get involved. Greek life does play a big part in campus social life.

How helpful are the Career Center and other student support services?

Erika: I find the career center on campus to be very helpful and always available to help students.

How are the various study areas, such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Erika: The campus has tons of study areas for students that are always great to take advantage of.

Describe the surrounding town.

Erika: The campus is in the middle of the city, so there are lots of chances to explore the surrounding area. There are so many things for students to do close to campus.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Erika: The student body is pretty large in size. I was always happy with the sizes of my classes and never felt they were too big or too small.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Erika: A memorable experience I’ve had so far was with my art class professor. He inspired us to use everything to learn to draw, and taught us a new meaning of art.


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