Situated on a 77 acre campus in the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, Queens College is often referred to as "the jewel" of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. The college's campus was formerly the site of the Jamaica Academy, a center for troubled young men, which boasted the talents of Walt Whitman, who taught there for a time. Queens College was established in 1937 to serve the borough of Queens, which was lacking an institution of higher learning.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment should know that Queens College is known nationwide for its exceptional liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. In addition to its various undergraduate degrees, Queens College bestows graduate and doctorate degrees through its membership in the CUNY system. The college has been named one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review every year since its founding.
Student living and university living at Queens College revolves around the beautiful Spanish-style campus in Flushing, compete with a view of the Manhattan skyline. The Queens College Knights compete in the NCAA's Division II with fifteen men's and women's teams in a variety of sports. The school's proximity to Manhattan and the New York metropolitan area allows students direct access to the city's various cultural, entertainment, commercial and educational centers.
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