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QUEENS, N.Y. — The number of schools in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” roundup changes every year, but Queens College has remained a constant in every edition since the guide was first published in 1992 — and this year marks the 27th time that the school has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

The renowned education services company features Queens College in the 2019 edition of its annual guide, The Best 384 Colleges, citing its high-quality academics, affordability and diversity.

The school has also been recognized as “a great investment” by Money, in its “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.

“It comes as no surprise that Queens College has been recognized in every edition of the Princeton Review ‘Best Colleges’ guide for our academic excellence, affordability and accessibility to students of all backgrounds. We are delighted that Money has recognized us as a ‘Best College for Your Money.’ For 80 years, we have provided an unparalleled combination of equal access and opportunity for ambitious students — many of modest means — to advance toward successful and rewarding futures,” says Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.

Money analyzed graduation rates, tuition charges, family borrowing, and alumni earnings (plus 22 other data points) to identify the nation’s Best College’s For Your Money 2018, ranking Queens College at number 81, in the top 11% of the 727 schools recognized nationwide.

The results of student surveys from across the country on dozens of topics about their schools conducted by the Princeton Review round out the 2019 Best College profiles.

Feedback from one Queens College student sums up the QC experience as, “Queens is about getting a valuable and quality education that does not drain you financially for the future.”

Positive feedback on faculty included descriptions of professors who “genuinely care about [students’] grades and well-being”; as one student puts it, “They won’t let me fall behind.”

The Princeton Review is also famous for its annual rankings, including the much-publicized “Best Party Schools.”

In contrast, Queens College continues to appear on the following lists: “Got Milk?” (#12) (campuses where beer is scarce) and “Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch” (#11) (no hard liquor).

The school was also recognized in the categories of Best Northeastern College, Green College, and Colleges That Pay You Back.

One of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides, The Best 384 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character.

Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories, as well as ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories.

For more information on the rankings and methodology, visit www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/how-it-works


About Queens College


Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs.

With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty.

The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility.

The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors.

Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs.

Visit qc.cuny.edu to learn more.


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