Queens College, New YorkQueens College
is one of the colleges incorporated into 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 known as a Liberal Arts College, Queens College is a comprehensive multimission college with professional degrees on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students coming from 120 different countries and speaking 66 different native languages attend Queens College. It has also been called "World Class" by the London 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 ground-breaking Freshman Year Initiative received a Certificate of Excellence in the nationwide Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Competition.