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Take advantage of all that The City University of New York has to offer!

Make the connections you need to succeed in New York City and beyond, and do it all at a place that feels just like home—Queensborough Community College!

We’ve got that suburban feel—a lush 37-acre campus and a welcoming community—all close by in beautiful Bayside, Queens, just minutes from Great Neck, Long Island.

Our community of dedicated faculty, professional mentors and a diverse student body will empower you to succeed. Studying in one of five award-winning Queensborough Academies, you’ll learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects—and your future.

Student life is full of exciting activities, competitive athletics and outreach opportunities extending beyond campus and into New York City!

It’s easy to transfer to a CUNY senior college or any other four-year college once you earn your degree here! Stay in the neighborhood or venture into the City or beyond. Queensborough’s exclusive Transfer Resource Center gives you a world of choices!

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The Queensborough Difference

  • 40+ Academic Programs

    • 10 Dual/Joint programs pave the way for you to earn both an associate’s degree and a baccalaureate’s degree.

  • 5 Queensborough Academies:

    • Business | Health Related Sciences | Liberal Arts | Science, Technologies, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) | Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

    • Our award-winning Queensborough Academies offers engaging opportunities to maximize your potential through enhanced advisement, guidance and high impact practices leading to deeper, meaningful learning.

  • Our students benefit from scholarly and cultural experiences beyond the classroom.

    • Take advantage of internships, research, study abroad, community service – all designed to reinforce classroom learning and prepare you for your future academic and career choices!

  • Our exclusive transfer resource center will prepare you to go on to 4-year institutions including: New York University, Hofstra University, Syracuse University, St. Joseph's College, St. John's University, Baruch College, and more!

  • When you begin your career, you will join the more than 72,000 successful alumni from the Metropolitan area.

  • Comprising one of the most diverse populations of any college in the U.S., Queensborough enrolls over 16,000 students each year who pursue associate degrees or professional certificates.

  • And best of all, Nassau County residents are eligible for the affordable CUNY Value tuition rate.

To join the thousands of Long Islanders who have already discovered the benefits of earning a quality, affordable education at Queensborough Community College: Apply Today!

Student Life

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Get in the spirit of Queensborough Community College.

Queensborough offers a wide variety of resources for you to enrich your academic experience and connect with your peers. These include clubs, activities, athletics, service learning, student government, veterans services, and much more.

Join one of our 50+ clubs and organizations to develop and explore your talents and interests:
Architecture Club
Biology Club
The Business Society
Chemistry Club
College Discovery Club
Creative Writing Club
Diversity Dance Crew Club
Drama Society
Film Club
Leaders of Tomorrow Club
Mock Trial Association
Music Society
Psychology Club
Robotics Club
STEM Research Club
Student Government
Student Veterans Association
And More!

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Be a Queensborough Tiger
Show your Tiger pride in the stands or on the court—either way, the excitement is contagious!

  • We field 14 men's and women's varsity teams— several have won a City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship in recent years

  • Queensborough has won the CUNYAC Commissioner's Cup Championship 3 years in a row (2014, 2015, & 2016) and 8 times in its history!

Men's Teams
Cross Country
Indoor Track (2016 CUNYAC Champions)
Outdoor Track (2016 CUNYAC Champions)

Women's Teams
Cross Country
Indoor Track
Outdoor Track (2016 CUNYAC Champions)
Volleyball (2016 District F, Region XV, & CUNYAC Champions / #7 in the Nation)

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Female Volleyball athlete

Paola Beniquez, 2017 NJCAA Division III Women's Volleyball First Team All-American, 2017 Region XV tournament MVP, 2017 Region XV Player of the Year, 2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball All-Tournament Team Most Valuable Player, 2017 CUNYAC Player of the Year, five-time 2017 CUNYAC Athlete of the Week

Meet Our Students

QCC student Vicky Chan, recipient of prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship
Vicky Chan
"When I began researching community colleges, Queensborough stood out. I learned about Queensborough's reputation for excellent faculty and students who go on to achieve great things."

QCC student Felipe Hoyos and the entrepreneurial challenge of the Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge Finals
Felipe Hoyos

"The entrepreneurial challenge opened a new world of possibilities and gave me the confidence to transform my dreams to reality."

Yi (Jane) Jiang winner of the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Science Degree
Yi (Jane) Jiang
President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Science Degree. Jane has begun a National Science Foundation summer research internship at U Penn.

QCC student Kelvin Hentry selected as a finalist in the CUNYCapOne Innovation Challenge for Student Entrepreneurship Program
Kelvin Henry
"I have all these people who want to see me succeed,” said Kelvin, who is an active member of the college’s Services for Students with Disabilities. “I wouldn't have been able to make it this far without the encouragement on campus."

How to Apply - On the spot admission for Fall 2018

Transfer and Freshman applicants need to submit the following information directly to the Office of Admissions:

Freshman Applicants

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have not previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating high school.

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached. An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354.
    If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.
  • Application fee waivers available. Ask an Admissions counselor for details.

Transfer Applicants

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing a program of study.

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the institution will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is no longer official.

  • If you are a CUNY student, you do not need to request a copy of this transcript to send to us. We will have access to your transcript.

  • Application fee waivers available. Ask an Admissions counselor for details.

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact QCC’s office of Services for ;Students with Disabilities (SSD) located in room S-132 or call 718-631-6257.

Contact Us, Location and Hours

222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, New York 11354

Administration Building
Room: A-210

Email Admissions@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone (718) 281-5000

Office Hours:
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:45-5pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 8:45-7pm

Special Categories

If you are a student who has completed all or part of your education outside the United States and U.S. territories, you cannot file directly for admission at the college. You must apply through the University Processing Center (UAPC) for the Fall 2017 semester. Please see CUNY’s Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.

Veterans interested in applying should consult the Veterans Step-by-Step Guide.

Nassau County residents are eligible for the New York City resident tuition rate!


Office of Admissions
Administration Building, Room: A-210

Directions from Long Island by car using the Northern State Parkway or the Southern State Parkway:
Take either the Northern State Parkway west or the Southern State Parkway west to the Cross Island Parkway north. Once on the Cross Island Parkway north take the Long Island Expressway west exit. Once on the Long Island Expressway west, stay in the entrance lane and immediately exit to Springfield Boulevard (exit 29). At the traffic light turn right onto Springfield Boulevard, then turn right on to 56th Avenue. The main entrance of Queensborough Community College is one block away on the left-hand side.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.