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    Why LaGuardia?

     

    Faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia demonstrate the power of ordinary individuals to make extraordinary things happen. 

    We provide an exceptional, affordable education that prepares graduates to face the challenges of our increasingly complex world where they will be future leaders and productive citizens. 

  •  Academic Excellence, Exceptional Value, Convenient Location

     

    • LaGuardia offers more than 50 associate degree programs in many fields, from nursing to business to the arts to computer science, and four certificate programs.

    • LaGuardia was ranked as one of the top three large community colleges in the U.S. for our high academic standards and innovative teaching practices. 

    • LaGuardia faculty are experts in their field. Fifty-four percent of our faculty holds PhDs, more than twice that of faculty at most community colleges. 

    • LaGuardia offers a quality education at one of the lowest tuitions in NYC, and 80% of our students receive financial aid.

    • Our campus is only ten minutes from Manhattan and located near several MTA subway and bus lines.
     Transfer and Scholarship Opportunities That Open Doors

     

    • LaGuardia graduates transfer to four-year colleges at triple the national rate, and family income increases an average of 17% upon graduation. 

    • We have comprehensive transfer agreements with more than 70 private and public senior colleges, including NYU, St. John's, Columbia, Cornell and CUNY's acclaimed four-year colleges, that enables students to continue their education and write their own futures.
    • Our general education curriculum follows CUNY’s Pathways to Degree Completion structure, which is designed to make it easier for students to transfer from one CUNY institution to another. 

    • The LaGuardia Community College Foundation provides financial assistance to students through scholarships emergency funding, and transportation and textbook aid.
     Experiences and Activities that Enhance Personal Growth

    • Our Honors Programs offers a supportive, enriching community and rigorous coursework for high achieving students. 

    • Go Red Hawks! Men’s and women’s basketball teams give students a chance to compete in the CUNY Athletic Conference and the NJCAA Division III conference games.
    • Student clubs offer a rich array of interests that broaden the world beyond the classroom for students seeking extracurricular campus pursuits. 

    • The Student Government Association provides active representation of the student body by student senators who engage with their peers and the wider College community on important issues. 
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