Please enable javascript to view this page in its intended format.

Queen's University

Things to Consider

Queen's CampusAttending university is a big commitment of your time – most likely four years! There are lots of factors to take into account, and most depend on your personal interests and preferences.

  • Location: Do you prefer a big city, urban setting, or a smaller one? Visiting universities in person is a great way to get a feel of both the campus and the city in which it resides. Some campuses are located in the heart of the city, and others are more isolated and on the outskirts. Consider what kind of environment you prefer, and whether you’d like to live in residence or commute.

  • Size: Universities vary widely in size and scope. Smaller schools usually have student populations of under 10,000, medium-sized have 15,000-25,000, and large schools have upwards of 30,000 students. Queen's is considered a medium-sized university, and is home to approximately 14,100 full-time undergraduate students and 3,260 graduate students. A larger school might mean larger class sizes, but a broader scope of program options – think about whether you want a larger or smaller school community.

  • Environment: Every campus has its own unique feel and culture; visiting in person and talking to current students is often the best way to get a sense of the atmosphere. All universities provide campus tours, usually guided by current students.

  • Program Options: Not all programs are offered at all universities, so it is important to check that the program you wish to study is offered at the university you wish to attend. Check university websites for lists of their program options.

  • Costs: Tuition, fees, and living costs vary from university to university. Research your anticipated expenses and keep in mind that there are a lot of financial resources available to help handle this investment.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000