Queens College, City University of New York

Queens College (QC) is a public college in the Queens borough of New York City. It is part of the City University of New York system. Its 80-acre campus is primarily located in Flushing, Queens. It has a student body representing more than 170 countries.

Queens College
MottoDiscimus ut serviamus (Latin)
Motto in English
We learn so that we may serve
TypePublic college
Established1937
Parent institution
City University of New York
Endowment$85,000,000
PresidentFrank H. Wu
Academic staff
1,693
Students18,494[1]
Undergraduates14,384
Postgraduates4,110
Location,
U.S.

40°44′13″N 73°49′01″W
CampusUrban, 80 acres (32 ha)
NewspaperThe Knight News
Colors    Blue and silver
NicknameKnights
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIECC
MascotKnight
Websitewww.qc.cuny.edu

Queens College was established in 1937 and offers undergraduate degrees in over 70 majors, graduate studies in over 100 degree programs and certificates, over 40 accelerated master's options, 20 doctoral degrees through the CUNY Graduate Center, and a number of advanced certificate programs. Alumni and faculty of the school, such as Arturo O'Farrill and Jerry Seinfeld, have received over 100 Grammy Award nominations.[2]  

The college is organized into seven schools: Aaron Copland School of Music, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Education, School of Math and Natural Sciences, and School of Social Sciences. Queens College competes in Division II of the NCAA and sponsors 15 men's and women's championship-eligible varsity teams.


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