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Queens College is pretty cool in the sense that you get what you want from it. If you want to just blend in, then there is more than enough people to allow you to do that. And if you want to be seen and do something special, there is also enough space that you will stand out and shine. As an athlete I spend most of my day in the Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Although the building is very outdated and the locker rooms leave little to be desired, it's still my home away from home. The college is working hard to have the whole building redone, and hopefully within the next few years there will be a lot of changes done to it. =)
When I was a senior in high school I was convinced that there was the perfect school for me. That school was not Queens College. I was sure that I didn't want to go to a commuter school because I didn't want to live at home. My mom made me apply for more than just the one school that I really wanted to go to, QC was one of those schools. At first I didn't accept when I got in, instead I chose the other school. I was at that school for a short period of time before I had to come home. That was when I decided to go to QC. I had never been there before getting accepted, and I was surprised by how much I liked the campus. When I thought of a commuter school, I definitely did not picture QC. One of my friends once described it as a piece of the country come to Queens, and she was right. Aside from the beautiful campus, I have found that QC is everything that I ever wanted in a college. The classes are interesting, and the people are really nice. If you need help, there will always be somebody there to help you.
One of the best thing about Queens College is that it has a traditional campus. It's not a singular building or couple of big building in the middle of a busy street. Fresh air is just second away. In summer, you can relax in the grass and play some Frisbee. All this without mentioning additional sports fields and parkings places. Queens College is a good senior college in C.U.N.Y. People generally like the fact that it feels more like a traditional college as opposed to your typical city college. I spend most of my time in classes. I am planning on joining clubs and other academic clubs. It would be better if these clubs would advertise themselves better. It would be better if they approach you as opposed to us going to them. It seems like majority of students generally are your typical commuter students. They come to college for classes and that's it. Only some engage in extra-circular activities. Queens College campus is really spooky at night. Especially in late fall and early spring. The lighting is horrible. If you're a person who believes in ghosts and goblins, bring a flashlight if you expect to attend night classes. The biggest recent controversy that I am aware of in Queens College is about couple of student hijacking another students car. The school did inform us of the incident in a timely manner, but didn't inform us what the motive was. I'd feel a little better if it was not a random incident. Queens College is a commuter school with people from all around the world. School pride is something that I don't see around here unless you're competing in one of the teams or other kind of competition. The two most frequent student complain that I've heard is of parking and of classes being gone early. Unfortunately, Queens College can't do much for parking, but they can do something about classes. Overall, if you want total college experience (living in dorms, partying every night, getting drunk, doing drugs, having sex [You know, the stereotypical experience of typical college student]), then this college isn't for you. If you want adequate educational foundation for further study, it's not a bad choice.
it is not far from my house.
Queens College has a beautiful campus, and is very considerate of religious holidays. The only thing I would change is the parking situation because it is horrid as of now, we need more spots. The campus size is just right. I'm in the Rosenthal library for most of the time (again, science is hard). When I tell people that I am in Queens College they seem to be somewhat impressed because it is known for having the best City education available. Administration is wonderful, but the admission office is totally incompetent. I have school pride and I think my peers do too. The most frequent complaints are that some teachers are unreasonable, but that's in every college.
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