Queen's University

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Quick Facts

[students at Convocation]
(Photo by Bernard Clark)

Queen’s University is a community, 175 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
  • More than 90% of first-year students live in residence (residence is guaranteed for first-years)
  • Queen’s is home to students from more than 100 countries
  • International/visa students make up approximately 10% of the student population

Queen's by the Numbers

Enrolment (Fall 2016)

Kingston campus: undergraduate students (full time) 17,824
Graduate (full time) 3,980
BISC students, distance students, students away on exchange 126
Postgraduate Medicine 531
Grand Total 22,461

8.1%: percentage of undergraduate international students

88.8%: average entering grade of incoming undergraduate students in 2016

61% of first-year undergraduate students are female

86.3%: proportion of students who graduate - #1 in Canada! (Maclean's 2016 Rankings)

FACULTY (2014)
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
Students 2,191
Grand total 8,074