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. A popular choice is Queen’s Bader College, located in 15th-century Herst­monceux Castle in England. 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.

Standout Programs

• Environmental Studies: This interdisciplinary program incorporates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students learn how to address environmental challenges working in the lab, in the field and on real-world projects.

• Bader College First-Year Program: Students enrolled in arts, science, health science or concurrent education travel to Sussex, England, to study at Herstmonceux Castle. The program offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities and mid-term trips to other cities in the U.K.

• Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering: Students acquire in-demand skills for jobs in a growing field, working on hands-on projects with real-world applications.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,309 ($7,613 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 80% | Science: 80% | Commerce: 87% | Engineering: 87%

Student Body

Full-time: 22,826 | Part-time: 4,156

Graduates: Full-time: 5,612 | Part-time: 1,125

International Students: First-year: 7.2% | Graduate: 25.8%

Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 4,650 (4,610 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $14,791

Single room with meals: $15,678

Apartment-style: $6,448 to $8,696

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.

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