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    More transfer students attend Queens College than first-year

    Queens College surpasses other CUNY colleges with the highest number of transfer students, according to CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research. In fact, there are twice as many incoming transfer students than first-year freshman based on the office’s data. Yet students, not just transfers, come to QC for a multitude of reasons, including the college’s rich scenery. “Out of the four CUNY senior colleges and one non-CUNY college I visited, I fell in love with Queens College right away.” Chu Paing, a transfer student at QC, said. “Open air, the beautiful Quad and the breeze that carries the smell of fresh cut grass made me feel as if I could be…

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    Hang ups cause students to stay in school longer

    Students are choosing to stay an extra semester, year or even two years at Queens College; longer than the expected four years it usually takes to obtain a degree. Part of the reason for the extended stay is that students are part of the last group to choose classes during registration and then have to wait for their financial aid and credits to go through. Many of them are transfer students that come from SUNY and private schools. Christine Gangpat, junior transfer student from John Jay, argues that dealing with administration contributes to the setback. “It’s actually mostly over the phone that I had a problem. I tried calling and…