A+ Colleges Right in Your Backyard

There’s no need to leave Queens to obtain an excellent college education. Everyday, thousands of students pursue degrees in campuses across Queens. The following institutions offer two-year, undergraduate, or graduate studies right here in our borough.


LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

LaGuardia Community College is a CUNY school in Long Island City offering two-year programs for commuter students. Called “The World’s Community College” LaGuardia enrolls 14,000 students from nearly 150 countries, speaking more than 80 languages. In 2002 the Policy Center on the First Year of College named the college an ‘Institution of Excellence in the First College Year’, one of only two community colleges in the U.S. to receive the honor. Impressive!

LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

31-10 Thomson Avenue

Long Island City, New York 11101





Queensborough Community College (CUNY)

Another member of the CUNY system and a commuter school, Queensborough is in residential Bayside, and enrolls 12,000 students in its two-year programs and more in its Continuing Education branch.

Queensborough Community College (CUNY)

222-05 56th Avenue

Bayside, New York 11364

718- 631-6262



Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Formerly the College of Aeronautics, Vaughn College enrolls 1,300 commuter students in bachelor and associate degree programs. It offers degrees in engineering, aviation, and management at its LaGuardia Airport campus.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

86-01 23rd Avenue

Flushing, New York 11369




St. John’s University

The main campus of St. John’s University is located in Jamaica Estates, and boasts 105 acres of a traditional university setting with commuter and residential students. Undergrads and graduate students of this private Catholic university number about 20,000.  St. John’s basketball team – Red Storm – is nationally competitive.  Its alumni rolls are long and distinguished, and include two former governors of New York, Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo, and a slew of NBA players. St. John’s law school has been consistently rated among the best in the state.

St. John’s University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, New York 11439

888-9STJOHNS or 718-990-2000


York College (CUNY)

A four-year college in the CUNY system, York College enrolls commuter, undergraduate students in liberal arts and professional programs, including nursing and aviation.  Founded in 1966, it’s been at its present location in Jamaica, Queens, since 1986.  NYPD Chief Raymond W. Kelly is York College alum.

York College (CUNY)

94 – 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Jamaica, New York 11451




Queens College (CUNY)

Queens College is almost synonymous with Queens as a leading institute of higher education in the borough. It is one of the largest colleges in the City University of New York system, and one of the most highly regarded. Queens College has consistently appeared on the Princeton Review’s lists of best undergraduate education, and master’s programs, based on academics, tuition, financial aid and diversity on campus. Located in Flushing, the campus sports 77 acres and 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Queens College (CUNY)

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, New York 11367-1597

718- 997-5000



CUNY School of Law

Though it is located on the Queens College campus, and officially known as “the CUNY School of Law at Queens College,” the CUNY School of Law deserves its own mention. Publicly funded, the law school, according to The National Jurist, produces more lawyers in public interest field than any other law school in the U.S.

CUNY School of Law

2 Court Square

Long Island City, New York 11101-4356



Residents of the newest luxury rental building in Rego Park, The Alexander, have the privilege of living within close proximity to all the above-mentioned institutions of higher learning. LaGuardia Community is the furthest, approximately 30 minutes straight down Queens Blvd. into Long Island City and the closest; Queens College is about 15 minutes east via the Long Island Expressway.

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