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Queen's celebrates student excellence

[Jing Wang, a major admission award recipient]Jing Wang, a fourth-year Commerce and Mathematics student, is one of 194 upper-year students who renewed their major admission awards this year. In total, 268 Queen's students received major admission awards this year.

The university recognized its 268 major admission award recipients at a reception recently.

“We are pleased to celebrate the outstanding academic achievement and community involvement of our students,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “They are modelling the kind of engaged citizenship and initiative that is so valued at Queen’s and in the world at large.”

Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities may apply or be nominated for a major admission award.

Seventy-four incoming students received major admission awards this year while 194 upper-year students renewed their awards.

“As a former Queen’s student myself, I know how rigorous our university admission standards are. To not only have qualified – but to have received a major award as well – is an amazing achievement,” says Principal Woolf. “And congratulations to the upper-year students who have continued to demonstrate academic excellence by maintaining a 3.7 GPA.”

The six major admission awards receive the philanthropic support of many donors.

“Donors want to give back in this way because they too received some form of support, recognition and encouragement when they were students. We are grateful for their generosity, which has a significant impact within the Queen’s community and in particular the lives of students,” says Principal Woolf.

Queen’s students continue to lead the province in their final high school averages. Last year, 96 per cent of the incoming class had a final admission average of 80 per cent or higher, the strongest entering class among Ontario universities.

Please visit the major admission awards webpage for more information.

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