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.
Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. 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 a variety of areas, including:
- computational science and engineering
- globalization studies
- mental health
- basic and clinical biomedical sciences
- healthy environments and sustainable energy systems
- social issues such as surveillance, poverty and bullying
The campus has a fully integrated network of six libraries and is home to several outstanding museums and arts facilities, including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
A Community Campus Environment
- 95% of the student population comes from outside of Kingston
- 85% of students live within a 15-minute walk to campus
- more than 90% of first-year students live in residence (residence is guaranteedfor first-years; two new residences will open Fall 2015!)
- Queen’s is home to students from more than 109 different countries
- International/visa students make up approximately 8.3% of the full-time student population.
Queen's by the Numbers
Enrolment (Fall 2014)
|Kingston campus: undergraduate students (full time)||17,413|
|Graduate (full time)||3,768|
|BISC students, distance students, students away on exchange||420|
250: maximum number of students in a 1st year Engineering class
88.4%: average entering grade of incoming undergraduate students in 2014
26: average number of students in an upper year Arts & Science class
Faculty and Staff (Fall 2013)
|Full-time, excluding clinical medicine||780|
|Full-time, clinical medicine||295|
|Other teachers and researchers (primarily part-time)||1,939|
|Operating budget funded||2109|
|Other funding including research||760|