The Princeton Review
announced this week that Queens College
ranks eighth on the top-ten list of best value colleges in America
. To qualify for best value, a college has to attract good students and to serve them well with courses and experiences, all at bargain tuition rates. Queens College, a CUNY school, hits the mark with annual tuition at $4,000 for undergrads and $5,000 for graduate students (NY State residents), and an impressive roster of alumni, including Jerry Seinfeld. Princeton Review rankings are based on reviews by current college students and institutional data
Though a bargain, Queens College, it turns out, isn't much of a party school. Princeton Review ranked it #12 of "Stone-Cold Sober Schools." Well, sure, it is a commuter school with no frats, but you can get a great bubble tea just a block away on Kissena, across the LIE.