Queen's University

Founded 1841 | Kingston, ON

Queen’s University is a hub of academic research on the shore of Lake Ontario near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. The campus is dotted with charming limestone buildings in Romanesque Revival and neo-Gothic styles; several buildings are more than 100 years old. Modern structures coexist alongside them, such as Mitchell Hall, home to science and robotic laboratories, an innovation hub, interdisciplinary research labs and athletic facilities. The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts regularly attracts award-winning performers, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre houses pieces by influential artists, including works by Rembrandt.

“Queen’s supports a diverse, inclusive and equity-minded campus environment,” says principal Patrick Deane. “[Queen’s] attracts outstanding individuals from around the globe, providing them with the tools they need for success and ensuring that, when they leave the university, they have all the potential to make profound impacts on our world.”

The university has an extensive international program, offering the opportunity to study at more than 200 institutions around the world. Queen’s campus is surrounded by rows of brick houses, most of which are rented by students. It’s a 10-minute walk downtown and a short stroll to Lake Ontario’s scenic waterfront.

Campus Buzz

Student hub John Deutsch University Centre is undergoing a significant renovation, slated to be complete in 2024. The modernized building will house more than 100 student clubs, 6,000 square feet for studying, a wellness space and expanded food options. 

Standout Programs

• Health Studies: This program draws primarily on social science disciplines to explore the social factors affecting physical and mental health, including health promotion, health policy, behaviour change and epidemiology. Students learn to think critically about health in relation to social justice, politics and culture.

• Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering: Students prepare for jobs in a growing field, acquiring in-demand skills in areas such as mobile robotics and AI. Students have the opportunity to work with global experts and researchers on hands-on projects with real-world applications.

• Computing and the Creative Arts: Students in this multidisciplinary program learn how to develop and use cutting-edge computer software programs for music, art, drama and film production.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,368 ($7,991 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 82% | Science: 82% | Commerce: 87% | Engineering: 88.7%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 23,505 | Part-time: 3,752

Graduates: Full-time: 5,465 | Part-time: 1,120

International Students: First-year: 7.6% | Graduate: 25.9%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 4,683 (4,647 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $15,178 | Single room with meals: $16,087 | Apartment-style: $6,608 to $10,064

Cool Courses

• Physics Frontiers: From Colliding Black Holes to Disruptive Technologies: Open to students in all areas, the course employs physics to study the universe.

• Medical Geography: Examines disease ecology and health-care delivery with a focus on cultural and environmental factors.

Student Life on Campus

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