College Profile: CUNY LaGuardia Community College
LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York was created in the early 1970s with a mission to serve the educational needs of the various communities that comprise Western Queens County. The Division of Academic Affairs was established to help the College realize that mission. The Division has responsibility for the various academic programs offered by the College. This includes the Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees, as well as a number of registered certificate programs. The Division also offers instruction in the basic skills: reading, writing, mathematics, and English as a Second Language. Supplementary support, such as tutoring, academic advisement and intensive courses are also provided by the Division of Academic Affairs.
LaGuardia Community College stands as an example of the power of ordinary individuals to make extraordinary things happen.
Every college has something special to brag about. For LaGuardia Community College, it is the quality of our faculty and staff, and the diversity of our students.
So many students come from so many different places to study together (over 160 different countries at last count) that we call ourselves The World’s Community College. Being The World’s Community College is not just a statement about who we are, it’s a statement about who we aspire to be. Our goal is to educate leaders for a global workforce and a global citizenry.
That means education at LaGuardia Community College must maintain the highest quality.
LaGuardia Community College is the best place to think globally and act locally. Whether it is in creating a piece of software or writing a play, understanding how to do calculus or understanding how to do physical therapy, students at LaGuardia Community College bring a world’s perspective to their studies.
LaGuardia Community College is the doorway through which students pass to many more achievements. Whether students use their research experience in National Science Foundation labs to become scientists, their co-op internship in accounting to secure a great job while they complete their CPA, their musical experience to compose great jazz, or their work with a local high tech industry to become an entrepreneur, LaGuardia graduates are well prepared to face the challenges of our complex world.
718-482-7218 (financial aid)
||LaGuardia, LaGuardia CC, LaGuardia Community College|
||10,000 - 19,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Student Body Size||No
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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