Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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You're going to LOVE Kingston

The City of Kingston is located in eastern Ontario, about 200 km from Canada's capital city of Ottawa, about 250 km from the centre of our provincial capital of Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal, Québec.

Kingston is a home-away-from-home not only for students from Queen’s, but also for those attending the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College – more than 30,000 in all! Described as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home.


  •  The BBC named Kingston as one of the top 5 university towns in the world.

    [Grant Hall]
    Grant Hall (Photo by Charis Ho)


  • Nearly 30,000 students (from Queen’s, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College) call Kingston home.

    [view of RMC campus]
    Royal Military College campus, Kingston


  • Enjoy all the conveniences of a large city with the cozy, welcoming feel of a smaller town.

    [city Hall]
    Kingston City Hall (Photo by @everaciousbeing, Instagram)


  • Shop, dine, and enjoy arts, entertainment, and a beautiful waterfront in downtown Kingston – just a 10-15 minute walk from campus.

    [downtown Kingston]
    Princess Street in downtown Kingston


  • Study in the “smartest city in Canada.” Kingston has the highest number of PhDs per capita in the country.

    (Photo by Stephen Wild)


  • Kingston is within a few hours – “halfway to everywhere!” – of travel to Toronto, Ottawa (Canada's capital), Montreal and New York State.

    [map to Kingston]
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  • Experience a delicious and bustling local food scene. From trendy food trucks to fine dining, Kingston has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Canada.

    [beaver tail truck]
    Beaver Tails on campus


  • Queen's-own Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Grand Theatre or the Leon's Centre! See some of the world’s best performances in a smaller venue.

    [photo of the Isabel by SkEyeStream Inc]
    The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (Photo by SkEye Stream Inc.)


  • In winter, you can enjoy skating on Market Square and in city parks, FebFest, and tobogganing on campus.

    Skating in Market Square


  • Learn about the city's storied history during a haunted walk of downtown, a visit Bellevue House and Fort Henry. Kingston is Canada's first capital was home to Canada’s first Prime Minister.

    [downtown Kingston]


  • According to Instagram, Kingston is the happiest city in Canada. They counted smiles and Kingston came out on top!

    (Photo by Lars Hagberg)


[campus distances map]

VIDEO: Get to Know Kingston

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