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.
Queen’s University is a community celebrating 175 years of tradition and academic excellence. We boast a beautiful waterfront campus composed of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is its 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. We are people who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it.
Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment.
As a full-spectrum, research-intensive university Queen’s 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
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