Queens College, located in Kew Gardens Hills in the borough of Queens in New York City
Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth-oldest of the City University’s twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college’s 77-acre campus is located along Kissena Boulevard. Queens College opened in 1937 and is one of CUNY’s largest senior colleges.
Queens College is a liberal arts college that offers undergraduate degrees in 78 majors, master’s degrees in 24 departments, 20 doctoral degrees through the CUNY Graduate Center, and a number of advanced certificate programs. It is also one of seven participating schools in the CUNY Honors College. The department for Continuing Education offers non-credit courses.
The 77-acre (310,000 m2) campus, located off Kissena Boulevard, is on one of the highest points in the borough. Six of the original Spanish-style buildings dating back to the early 20th century still stand, such as Jefferson Hall, which was built in 1900. The college has since expanded to include over 40 buildings including the main classroom building, Powdermaker Hall, rebuilt in 2003 and named after the college’s distinguished anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker. The college is embarking on a variety of campus-beautification projects.