High demand for Queen's programs outpaces Ontario university trend
June 26, 2014
By Communications Staff,
The number of students choosing QueenÃ¢ÂÂs University is outpacing the provincial trend, reflecting strong demand for QueenÃ¢ÂÂs undergraduate education and quality programs.
According to data recently released by the Ontario University Application Centre, the number of confirmationsÃ¢ÂÂstudents who have accepted QueenÃ¢ÂÂs offer of admissionÃ¢ÂÂis up 11 per cent for the 2014 academic year. That compares to an overall decline of 1.3 per cent across Ontario universities. QueenÃ¢ÂÂs continues to have one of CanadaÃ¢ÂÂs highest entering averages at 88.4 per cent.
Ã¢ÂÂTop students choose QueenÃ¢ÂÂs not only because of its world-class academic programs, but also because we offer a welcoming community where faculty and staff do everything they can to ensure our students succeed,Ã¢ÂÂ says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Ã¢ÂÂThanks are due to our recruitment staff, faculty and alumni who talked to prospective students about our outstanding living and learning environment and the benefits of a QueenÃ¢ÂÂs education.Ã¢ÂÂ
QueenÃ¢ÂÂs is highly regarded for its student learning experience, performing very well in the National Survey of Student EngagementÃ¢ÂÂs (NSSE) key benchmarks, including enriching educational experience and level of academic challenge. 86 per cent of senior-year QueenÃ¢ÂÂs students surveyed by NSSE report their entire educational experience as Ã¢ÂÂexcellentÃ¢ÂÂ or Ã¢ÂÂgoodÃ¢ÂÂ, which puts QueenÃ¢ÂÂs among the top institutions in Ontario.
Ã¢ÂÂQueenÃ¢ÂÂs offers a unique value proposition to prospective students,Ã¢ÂÂ says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). Ã¢ÂÂWe have all of the benefits of a mid-sized, residential university focused on an exceptional undergraduate education, within the context of a research-intensive institution where innovation happens on a daily basis.Ã¢ÂÂ
The growing interest in QueenÃ¢ÂÂs extends beyond CanadaÃ¢ÂÂs borders, with international students expected to make up 6.3 per cent of the 2014 incoming class.