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Queen's University

4.3 out of 5 (34 ratings / 27 reviews) Kingston, Canada
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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Queen's University was established on October 16, 1841 in a Royal Charter issued by Queen Victoria. The document was granted after years of effort by the Presbyterians of Upper Canada to found a college for the education of ministers in the growing colony, and to instruct youth in the "various branches in Science and Literature."

Education

Top students from across Canada and more than 90 countries worldwide come to Queen’s to carve their own unique academic paths. Continually challenged by their peers and internationally acclaimed professors, they acquire the knowledge, skills and life experience that will lead to future success.  Whether you are Canadian or one of our more than 3,400 international students, you will find enriching academic and cultural opportunities from which to choose. Opt for a degree in music or astrophysics, commerce or engineering. Spend a term at our castle in the United Kingdom. Consider an internship, Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative, or a dual degree to round out your studies. The choices are endless!

Research

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

Career

Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience.  Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting.  We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. 

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
201 100
2019
301 -100
2018
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
246 -7
2020
239
2019
239
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
251
2019
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
379 -8
2019
371
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Whether you’re planning your arrival or settling in for a long stay here, or planning to study abroad, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) will help you find the information you need to make the right decisions. QUIC also provides valuable resources for students who wish to deepen their international engagement by participating in campus activities that expose them to a global perspective.

Housing services

One of the roles of the QSAS is to determine accommodation plans for students with disabilities. Accommodation planning is a collaborative effort between the student, faculty, and the advisor of the QSAS to find the most effective, efficient, and equitable solutions.

Your QSAS Advisor will work with you to create an appropriate individualized accommodation plan that may include:

  • Special examination arrangements;
  • Use of computers for exams;
  • Special classroom arrangements;
  • Alternate formats for course material;
  • Adaptive technology lab use and equipment loan;
  • Referral to other service providers such as Counselling, Learning Skills, Peer mentoring, and Note-taking services.

Library services

Queen's University Library is committed to an inclusive community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The Library offers services, technology and accessible spaces for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. 

Medical services

Queen's Student Wellness Services (formerly "Health, Counselling, and Disability Services" or "HCDS") supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

Student Life

Campus life

Queen's is located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, half-way between Montreal and Toronto, two of Canada's largest cities. Kingston is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands, and the Rideau Canal.

The best way to get to know Queen’s is by coming to visit. Explore our historic buildings, attend cultural events, and spend some time in our distinguished museums, archives, and galleries.

Sports facilities

Take a break from your studies and unwind with fitness classes, organize a pick-up game with friends, or work out with a personal trainer in our state-of-the-art fitness facility. If you are interested in competitive or high performance sport, why not try out for one of Queen's varsity teams or clubs?

Whatever you do to get active and stay healthy, and no matter your skill level, Queen's has an athletic option to help you get at the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.

Student clubs

Queen's students don't limit their learning to the classroom. They join clubs, run for student government, try out for sports teams, and test their skills in academic competitions. The Student Experience at Queen's is about exploring all your capabilities — academic and otherwise — while learning the values of teamwork, and extending this knowledge to topics and causes that interest you beyond your major.

  • Aesculapian Society (Medicine)
  • Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)
  • Commerce Society
  • Computing Students' Association
  • Concurrent Education Students' Association
  • Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS)
  • Engineering Society
  • Law Students' Society
  • Physical Health Education & Kinesiology Student Association

Student Reviews

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY Is my prefarence since I heard about it from a friend of mine, and it became more briant when I met some of Faculty members in a Conference.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not yet Started , I do wish to be part of Queen's Community

Honest Review of Queen's University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the professors that I had as well as the TAs. The coursework assigned was often interesting and I had no problems keeping up with it overall. The student body is closely-knit and it isn't too hard to make friends. However, I will say that the dominant social environment is only very accepting when you're white and rich.

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My overall college experience has been quite enjoyable. This is because, the staff are friendly, proffessional and understanding to any needs that you may have. The facilities within the college campus are good as you can use all of the buildings facilities...

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