Queen's University




Quick Facts

[students at Convocation]
(Photo by Bernard Clark)

Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.

Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce with 91% of Queen’s grads employed within six months after graduation.

Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers -- including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald -- a Queen’s education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world. With particular academic strengths in physics, cancer research, geo-engineering, data analytics, and social sciences like surveillance studies and mental health, the university sets graduates up for excellence across disciplines.

Home to more than 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93%, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Ultimately, to graduate from Queen’s University is to join an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.

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.

A Community Campus Environment

$1,028.2 million total assets (April 2017)
Queen's has the second highest “endowed funds per full-time equivalent student” among Canadian universities.

  • ~95% of the student population comes from outside of Kingston
  • More than 90% of first-year students live in residence (residence is guaranteed for first-years)
  • Queen’s is home to students from more than 100 countries
  • International/visa students make up approximately 10% of the student population

Queen's by the Numbers

Enrolment (Fall 2018)

Undergraduate First Degree 17,953
School of Graduate Studies 3,192
Second Degree* 1,710
Smith MBA and Graduate Professional 1,272
Postgraduate Medicine** 522
Grand Total 24,649
*Law, Medicine, Education (yr 5 & consecutive) ** Medical residents on placement at Queen's

89.5% of students graduate within 7 years – #1 in Canada! (Maclean's 2018 Rankings)

89.4%: average entering grade of incoming undergraduate students in 2018

11.6 and 27.2 %: percentage of undergraduate and graduate international students in 2018

59.4% of first-year undergraduate students are female

FACULTY (November 2017)
Full-time, excluding clinical medicine 769
Clinical medicine 378
Other teachers and researchers (primarily part-time) 2,360
Operating budget funded 2,247
Other funding including research 702
Students 2,465
Grand total 8,921