Canada

Queen’s University

251–300 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
99 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

About Queen’s University

Since 1841

Queen’s is Canada’s definitive university experience. At Queen’s, we challenge and support in equal measure. When studying at Queen’s, you can expect to be exposed to innovative concepts, different ideas, and new ways of thinking. We will provide you with the tools and resources needed to help you succeed.

One of Canada’s oldest degree granting universities, established by Royal Charter in 1841, Queen's is home of 2015 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Arthur B. McDonald.

The university ranks 4th among medical-doctoral universities in Canada. Its 17 university- and faculty-based research centres provide dynamic, collaborative settings for scholars. Queen’s researchers lead the way in many fields, making notable advances recently in particle astrophysics, cancer research, ecological history, and clean energy technology.

Welcoming and supporting students from all countries and backgrounds to a vibrant, safe and supportive community is an important part of the Queen’s experience. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our campus and our community. More than 2,900 international students make Queen's their home-away-from-home; that's more than 10% of Queen's full-time student population.

A core part of our mission is to engage our students, staff and faculty in international learning and research. Through various partnerships, including its membership in the Matariki Network of Universities, Queen’s provides students and faculty with rich international learning opportunities and research collaboration.

Search departments and programs: www.queensu.ca/academics/programs

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

When you choose Queen’s, you are choosing an unmatched mix of opportunities: dynamic professors, innovative teaching spaces set among one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the chance to participate in hundreds of clubs, complete a paid internship, or explore a new country and culture through a study abroad program. It’s this powerful combination that leads to our students’ success and an unmistakable impact on the world.

Students who choose Queen’s are among the most academically accomplished in the world, with an entering average of 89.1%. They come from across Canada and more than 110 countries worldwide to be taught by acclaimed philosophers and social scientists, innovative engineers and first-rate scientists who see scholarship as a balanced partnership between discovery and teaching.

At Queen’s you can make your degree as unique as you are by choosing courses from a variety of areas, such as music, astrophysics, commerce or engineering, to name a few. Or perhaps you’ll spend a year studying at our campus in East Sussex, England.

The campus has a fully integrated network of six libraries and is home to several outstanding museums and arts facilities, including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

How to Apply:

For information on courses of study and requirements, go to our Undergraduate Admission website, where you can search our Academic/Admission Requirements information by program of study, country, IB/AP/GCE/Advanced Levels requirements, and English Language requirements.

See also: Queen's International and Funding for International Undergraduate Students

Apply: The Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) processes all undergraduate and professional applications to the province’s universities. Go to the OUAC website and look for the "OUAC 105" category, which handles out-of-province and out-of-country applicants.

GRADUATE STUDIES

Queen’s University has a vibrant graduate community with the second highest proportion of full-time graduate students among the research-intensive universities in Ontario (Universities Canada, 2016).

Students come from more than 80 countries to pursue high quality, advanced education in more than 125 graduate programs within 50+ departments and research centres, and with prize-winning professional development opportunities.

Excellent funding options, resources, and services support our students through all stages of their degree and in transitioning to careers.

Kingston has the highest number of PhDs per capita in Canada and as such, graduate students at Queen’s become an integral part of the vibrant local research community.

International graduate students account for more than 26% of the total graduate enrolment. Each new international doctoral student without full external government funding, and who is admitted to full-time study at Queen's, is eligible to receive an International Tuition Award through the School of Graduate Studies.

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for information on requirements, funding, and how to apply.

CAMPUS LIFE

Successful students balance academics, study time and extracurricular activities. Getting connected with your community will help you find balance. Learn more about life on campus...

Fast Facts:

  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 universities in Canada
  • Undergraduate Enrolment: ~18,500
  • Graduate Enrolment: ~4,000
  • International Students: ~1 in 10 students
  • Total Enrolment: ~23,670
  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs: 1
  • Canada Research Chairs: 42
  • Research Income: $187.3 M
  • Queen’s Mining Engineering program is ranked among the best in the world.
  • 90% of undergraduates are employed six months after graduation
  • Highest (Master’s) and second highest (PhD) degree completion rates in Canada
  • Most clubs per capita of any university in Canada
  • Number of countries represented in our student body: 114
  • Highest ranking in student experience, bursaries and awards, library resources (The Globe and Mail University Report, 2017)
  • Highest graduation rate in Canada (Maclean’s University Rankings 2018)

About Kingston:

Nestled in the heart of Kingston in eastern Ontario, Queen’s is located about 200 km from Ottawa (Canada's capital), about 250 km from Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal.

  • Top 10 Best Small City in North America for Lifestyle (American City of the future 2017/18-Financial Times)
  • Top 2 Best City in Canada to be a Woman (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Top 7 Smartest Communities in the World (Intelligent Community Forum)
  • Top Canadian Hotspot for Young Talented Workers (Next Cities)
  • Most Sustainable Downtown in North America (Corporate Knites)
  • Smartest City in Canada with Most PhDs per Capita (Stats Canada)
  • Kingston has been ranked as the 3rd best place to live in Canada (moneysense.ca)

The BBC listed Kingston as one of the top five university towns in the world

Explore rankings data for Queen’s University

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 22.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 21,227
    Number of Students
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings

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