Queens College, located in Flushing, N.Y., is repeatedly noted as a very diverse campus with a great student life activity center. In addition to the general amenities a regular college has, the campus is very pretty, with grassy areas, a fountain, and places to chill and get a fantastic view of the city.
It takes between 20 minutes and an hour to get from campus into Manhattan (depending on whether students use a car or public transportation), and students find this to be the most exciting aspect of New York. From Broadway to the ballet to the nightlife in the city, there are endless things to do. NYC is exciting and culturally enriching. There is an ethnic community near campus, and the borough of Queens is known to be the most diverse area in the United States, with various backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, and ages—which makes living in Queens a unique experience. Students also note that people and communities outside of the Queens College campus are very warm and open, and often differ positively in personality from those living in the busier, more stressful areas of New York City.