Our Tradition of Excellence.

Our Tradition of Excellence.

Our Tradition of Excellence.


Honors, Scholarships & Special Programs

Honors programs are central to Queens College’s tradition of value and excellence. Designed to give students every opportunity to excel and be challenged, our programs provide countless opportunities for faculty mentorship, advanced research, and individualized projects - and many offer full or partial scholarships. At QC, you will find a community of learners in which students work together, as well as enjoy small classes that emphasize discussion and projects. Queens College offers Honors programs for Freshman and Transfer students, and Divisional Honors Programs in the Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, and the Social Sciences.

There are also numerous opportunities for scholarships at QC. Incoming high school and transfer students may apply for merit scholarships that range from $250 per semester to full tuition and more; the college grants over $200,000 to 150 students each year. Outstanding high school seniors may apply to programs such as the Queens College Scholars and the Colden Scholars programs. Athletic and music scholarships are also available to qualified students.


Queens College offers many special programs that are designed to cater to students interested in specific areas of study. Explore highlights of these programs below.

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree Tuition-free

The Excelsior Scholarship, a statewide program going into effect for the Fall 2017 semester, will completely cover Queens College tuition for many New York residents. Here’s your chance to earn a priceless degree at very little cost. Click here for more information about this exciting new opportunity—and how you can qualify for it. 


Guarantee Your Graduation in Four Years. 


Queens College is pleased to introduce QC in 4, a dynamic new program for incoming freshmen that assures your graduation in four years. 


The first program of its kind in New York City, QC in 4 provides the tools and support you need to complete your degree in four years, and the opportunity to launch your career or enter graduate school sooner while avoiding accumulating debt. 

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