--Washington Monthly Also Ranks QC #2 Nationwide Among Only 349 Colleges That Do the Best Job of Helping Non-Wealthy Students Attain Marketable Degrees at Affordable Prices--
FLUSHING, NY, August 26, 2013 – Queens College has long been an institution that helps students from families of modest means achieve their dream of earning a college degree. Now Now Washington Monthly magazine has ranked QC #1 in its category, Master’s Universities, and #2 nationwide as one of the colleges that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in the magazine’s rankings, Queens College was second among only 349 that made the cut as a best-bang-for-the-buck school. “These colleges…deliver for their students big-time,” stated the editors.
Click here to learn more about the rankings’ criteria and here to see the complete list of best-bang-for-the-buck schools nationwide. Amherst College led that list, and Baruch College (CUNY) ranked #3.
In outlining his new higher education affordability plan, President Obama has said that he wants to rate colleges on value and performance. During an address to students at Syracuse University, he cited affordability and the ability to produce students with “strong career potential when they graduate” as being among the criteria that should lead to a top ranking.
Of course, quality and affordability must go hand in hand. The 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranks Queens College eighth about top public regional universities in the North—up from #9 last year.
Queens College is also consistently named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. The renowned education services company once again features QC in the 2014 edition of its annual guide, The Best 378 Colleges. In a nod to its extraordinarily diverse learning environment, the college ranked second in the U.S. for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction.” This category reflects how frequently and easily students from different class and ethnic backgrounds interact with one another. The college also maintained its nine year ranking as a “Stone-Cold Sober School”; saw a 10-point increase in its “Green” rating, and made the guide’s Fire Safety Honor Roll.
As it celebrates its 75th year, Queens College remains committed to providing a premier liberal arts education to bright, ambitious students of all backgrounds. From graduate and undergraduate degrees and honors and pre-professional programs to research and internship opportunities, Queens College, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty, offers its over 20,000 students countless ways to realize their potential.
Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, Queens College is also cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. More info on Queens College at www.qc.cuny.edu