Queen’s University is a community, 170 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is people. We are researchers, scholars, artists, professors and students with an ambitious spirit who want to develop ideas that can make a difference in the world. People who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it. This is our Queen’s Spirit.
Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties, colleges and professional schools, as well as the Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment.
Queen’s is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in areas of critical concern to Canada and the world, including global and community health, sustainable energy, environment and the economy, social issues such as surveillance, poverty and bullying, and art conservation.
A Community Campus Environment
- 95% of the student population from outside of Kingston
- 85% of students living within a 15-minute walk to campus
- 90% of first-year students live in residence
- Queen’s is home to students from more than 90 different countries
- International/visa students make up approximately seven percent of the full-time student population.
Queen's by the Numbers
Enrolment (Fall 2011)
|Other (includes Part-time, Post-Graduate Meds, Theology, and the School of English)||4,232|
250: maximum number of students in a 1st year Engineering class
26: average number of students in an upper year Arts & Science class
Faculty and Staff (Fall 2010)
|Full-time, excluding clinical medicine||819|
|Full-time, clinical medicine||282|
|Other teachers and researchers (primarily part-time)||1,441|
|Operating budget funded||1,944|
|Other funding including research||749|
Since the last analysis based on 2001-02 data, Queen’s University has grown substantially:
- Total enrolment has increased 32% and graduate enrolment 48%
- Student spending has increased 47% (26% after inflation)
- Government grants and contracts have increased 26% (8% after inflation)
- Tuition revenue has increased 38% (18% after inflation)
- Expenditures on student financial assistance have increased 64% (40% after inflation)