Why Queen's?

We are the school with a small-town feel, but with a large-city appeal. Queen's ArtSci is rich in history, clad with awards and medals for academic excellence, a network that is unlike any other - just ask any grad, and to top it off we have students like you that make Queen's University one unique place to study.

To get more specific, when you study at Queen's you get to be undeclared. It's hard to know what you want to study right out of high school where your options were limited. Our first year allows you to try a little bit of everything. So if you like playing the trumpet and you like learning about animal species then you can take courses in both music and biology before deciding the direction you want to specialize. In fact, you can even use this undeclared path to get to law school or med school—you just have to keep those grades up in whatever courses you choose.

Quick Facts and Highlights

  • 68% of the Queen's undergraduate student body is in the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • 20 students in an average fourth year class
  • 2,000 possible program combinations
  • 12 languages can be studied in-class
  • 633 Arts and Science students participated in a study-abroad experience last year
  • 1,100+ student volunteer and leadership opportunities are available
  • The graduation rate at Queen's is 89.5% - number 1 amongst Canadian universities (Maclean's 2018 Rankings)
  • 90.1% of Queen’s graduates were employed six months following graduation, compared to the provincial average of 86.5%. Two years after graduation, the employment rates were 93.5% for Queen’s and 92.2% for the provincial average (2013).

Student Life at Queen's

Diversity on Campus

Queen’s is home to students from more than 120 different countries; international students make up approximately seven percent of the full-time student population. More than 90% of students come from outside Kingston – from Canada and around the world – and live in residence. Upper-year, professional and graduate students live in a vibrant community surrounding the campus, most within a 15-minute walk. Support of diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, is an integral part of the Queen’s ethos, and is an important aspect of the rich learning and work environment.

Learn more about studying at Queen's as an International Undergraduate Student.

Learn more about studying at Queen's as an International Graduate Student