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Queens College makes list of best value U.S. schools

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Queens College has been deemed one of the best value schools in the country by The Princeton Review.

The Flushing-based college made the education services company’s Top 75 list again this year in “The Best Value Colleges 2014 Edition: The 150 Best-Buy Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.”

“We’re very pleased with the ranking we received from the Princeton Review, but I’m not surprised personally because I know the quality of education Queens College is offering at an affordable price,” said the college’s interim president Dr. Evangelos Gizis.

The Princeton Review profiles the 75 best public schools and the 75 best private ones every year based on surveys of 2,000 students from every school in the country. The Review analyzes schools based on academics, cost and financial aid as well as data from The Princeton Review’s surveys of students over the past three academic years.

Queens College has consistently appeared on the Princeton Review’s lists of best undergraduate education, master’s programs at an affordable price and diversity on campus.

Gizis attributed the success of the college to the dedication of the school’s students, the support of its alumni and the quality of the school’s faculty.

“We have a distinguished faculty of scholars who publish in their fields. Many of them are recognized internationally as experts in their fields,” he said. “They are not only dedicated researchers, scientists and artists. At the same time, they are teachers.”

Founded in 1937, Queens College is CUNY’s fifth oldest institution and had 18,974 students enrolled in fall 2013. The school was recently ranked second on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Bang for the Buck,” which ranked schools nationwide on affordability and quality of education. It is known as the jewel in the CUNY crown of colleges.

Tuition at Queens College costs $5,730 per year for undergraduate students who are New York state residents.

“It is always rewarding to receive external confirmation of what we in the Queens College community have long known: We provide a top-notch yet affordably priced education,” Gizis said. “In a still-struggling economy, more families are discovering us as the smart choice — a college that combines excellent academics with superb value in a richly diverse environment.”

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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gh from queens says:
Yea wait until tuition rates rise again in nyc!
Feb. 7, 8:54 am

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