We are convenient to the amenities in nearby Manhattan, and a campus shuttle is available to transfer students from the subway or train.
We attract students and faculty from many countries and welcome highly qualified foreign students. Our International Students and Scholars Office provides useful information to international students to obtain and maintain student status at Queens College. Our program is a STEM-designated program and qualifies students for the 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension from the Department of Homeland Security.
Flushing itself boasts a very large Asian immigrant community, earning it the nickname “Little Asia.” Queens College is close to one of the largest Chinatowns and Koreatowns in the United States. The neighborhoods immediately surrounding campus also have large communities of Jews and Muslims, and kosher and Halal food are readily available both on and off campus.
Student housing is available on campus, only steps away from the department’s home in Powdermaker Hall. Financial aid and scholarships are available for on-campus housing. Some students also choose to live off-campus in Queens, Manhattan, or Long Island.
Although the program is located in the Big City, we offer small classes and personalized attention. Students are assigned faculty mentors throughout the program and work closely with a faculty advisor on an independent research project or thesis.