For the first time in a single year, Queens College has received three awards recognizing it as a top school for easing veterans’ transition into college life and offering services that help ensure their success.
Since 2014, Queens College has been listed as a top Military Friendly® School in the annual guide from Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher that connects the military and civilian worlds. This year, Queens College has earned the special recognition of a Silver Award, which only ten colleges in New York State were qualified to receive. In 2017, QC also received the designation of a Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities; QC appears again in its newest edition. And now, the college can add another stripe to its badge of honor because of its inclusion in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings (formerly known as Best for Vets).
As part of its continuing commitment to student veterans, the college also unveiled a newly renovated veterans’ club space in 2017, made possible by an $8,000 Vet Center Initiative Grant from Student Veterans of America (SVA) and The Home Depot Foundation. The college, among 50 nationwide grant recipients, used the funds to enhance an already welcoming campus environment for student veterans by purchasing lounge and kitchen furniture, a computer, appliances, including a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee machine and renovation supplies.
The college maintains an active Veterans Support Services office headed by Dennis Torres, who served for ten years in the Marine Corps Reserve and was deployed to Iraq and the Syrian border area. While serving, he managed to earn a BA and MA in Industrial Psychology.
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty. The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility. The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs.