- Class: Junior
- Major: Accounting
- Gender: M
- High School: Newtown Highschool
- Transfer Student: Y
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.
As previously stated, the classes big, sometimes 100 people. It is impossible, and as a matter fact, it is sometimes unheard of that a professor will even remember you being a student in his class. It's unfortunate, but that's how it is in such a small school with high amount of students. Academics differ from professors to professors. Some professors will challenge you and give you an excellent foundation towards future, while others will do everything by the book and give you just enough to go ahead. There are however those who will keep you behind, and may even destroy to dream. Of course, these types of professors exist in every single college. Queens College academic requirements are fair. Though some people might need to take additional classes in order to fulfill some requirements.
The Queens College student body consist mostly of Eastern European whites, Asians, and some blacks and Hispanics. It seems that the less assimilated people tend to hang out within their own ethnic groups while those that are assimilated tend to hang out with people who are also assimilated. In any case, it's hard to find students who actually come to Queens College to really study and enjoy studying as much as finding students who just want to fulfill their degree requirements. I suppose those kinds of students will be found in graduate schools. Student sometimes care more about when the class is over as opposed to what's going on. There are however many students who's sole purpose is to learn while also working towards a degree. I am one of them. It is really tough to find people who have similar interested as I do since everyone I know only care about where they're going Friday night. It seems like most college students are of low-medium to low income families. There are also some from wealthy families, but not many. Most student as previously stated are not active in extracurricular life beyond studying. It's not totally their fault as many of the extracurricular activity is just not something that anyone would be interested in. Also, most people, I think, have some kind of job, so it's hard for them to do so many thing at college.
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