- Class: Junior
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: Beach Channel High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
The requirements at QC can sometimes be a little confusing. In order to graduate you need to have completed 120 credits as wells as the LASARS (Liberal Arts and Sciences Requriements). The good thing is that many classes fulfill more than 1 requirement, and most of them are really interesting. The reason for the LASARS is that they want their students to be well rounded, taking language classes, lab science classes, music classes, and phys. ed. classes. There are so many choices that you will be hard pressed to find someone who has taken the exact same classes as you. I have a hard time actually deciding which class is my favorite. It seems that every semester I have a new favorite class. This semester I'm taking transitions to democracy for my political science minor. It seems as if everyone knows everyone else in this class. Discussions are fun. We're a little behind on the sylabus, but that doesn't really matter because even when we go off on a tangent, we're still learning. I don't want you to think that every class is amazing because they aren't. My least favorite class was Psycholohy 232 Personality. I am a psych major, and there are a certain amount of psych electives that you have to take to get your degree. I figured this would be an interesting class, but it wasn't. Maybe if the class was taught by a better professor, who actually cared about her students (instead of getting her grad school requirements taken care of) it would have been more enlightening. The class average on the final was a 56 (thankfully I passed with a 74). Most classes, thankfully are not like this, and most of the professors do care.
QC is an extremely diverse school. At any given time you can hear 60 different languages spoken all around you. There are students from over 100 countries presnent on campus. Most people get along with everyone else. It isn't like high school. People from very different backgrounds all hang out together. Because you don't have the same people in every class like you did in high school, it is hard not to meet new people from cultures that are different from yours.
The Best Things
The professors truly care about the students.
The Worst Things
There are no dorms as of yet.