Princeton Review ranked Queens College in Flushing as No. 8 on its nationwide list of 10 best colleges and universities in terms of best value and excellence of education.City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) said "we knew all along that Queens College was a gem. Now the secret is out that Queens College is a great institution."Princeton Review's guide, "America's Best Value Colleges," profiled 81 public and private schools that have outstanding academics, generous financial aid and relatively low costs.In New York City, Brooklyn College - another City University of New York institution - was the only other school making the top 10 list."With the best reputation of all the CUNY undergraduate institutions, Queens College provides a top-rate education at a bargain basement price," the Princeton Review said."Outstanding merit-based opportunities include participation in the Honors College, a highly competitive program that waives tuition fees," the guidebook said. These students are also eligible for the Queens Scholar Scholarship, which provides $4,000 a year over four years and the Queens Foundation Scholarship that offers students $3,000 a year for two years. Scholarships earmarked for specific departments also are available."There are few cheaper opportunities to receive a first-rate education in New York City," the guidebook noted. The guidebook's lavish praise of Queens College included mention of the school's location in Flushing. "The attractive campus has a tremendous view of the Manhattan skyline," and added "the student body, like the borough that it calls home, is extremely diverse."The Princeton Review said it selected the colleges based on data provided by administrators at more than 350 schools and from surveys of students at those institutio
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