Queen's sees rise in applications

Queen's sees rise in applications

By Communications Staff

January 28, 2016


Queen’s University remains a leading choice among Ontario university students with continued strong growth in applications, according to data recently released by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.  

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Applicants and their parents tour Queen's campus during Fall Preview last year. First-year applications from Ontario high school students are up 7.3 per cent from this time last year. (Photo by Bernard Clark) 

First-year applications from Ontario high school students to study at Queen’s in fall 2016 are up 7.3 per cent from this time last year. This compares to a 1.5 per cent increase province-wide.

Queen’s has already received more than 30,000 applications in total for more than 4,400 spaces in direct-entry, first-year programs across all faculties and schools, as of Jan. 15.

“Not only is Queen’s attracting a higher number of applications, more high school students are ranking Queen’s as their first choice, which reflects the strength of our programs and the quality of our student experience,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2020 in the fall, which will be the 175th entering class in the history of Queen’s University.”

Queen’s preliminary application statistics also indicate the university is progressing in two key priority areas. Applications from international students are up 31 per cent compared to this time last year. Furthermore, applications from self-identified Aboriginal students have increased 58 per cent from 2011-12. Acceptances by self-identified Aboriginal students have jumped 133 per cent during that time period.

Queen’s, which is still receiving applications, will continue to make offers of admission until approximately mid-May. The first-year enrolment target for 2016-17 is 4,422, which is unchanged from 2015-16.