A record number of applications to Queen's

Student recruitment

A record number of applications to Queen's

Queen’s is busy making offers and connecting with top prospective undergraduate students across Canada and around the world.

By Communications Staff

February 9, 2024


Prospective students fill a hall at a recent recruitment event

Approximately 700 applicants and their families came to the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto to meet with Queen's representatives as the next phase of the recruitment cycle kicked off on Feb. 8.

Interest in undergraduate programs at Queen’s continues to grow, as the university has received almost 58,000 applications for approximately 5,000 first-year spots in fall 2024, an eight per cent increase compared to this time last year and the highest number of applications ever.

“Outstanding students continue to be drawn to our university and the promise of our exceptional academic programs, vibrant campus life, and strong, supportive community,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “This is an exciting time for those who have been offered a spot at our university, and we are here to provide information, answer their questions, and support them every step of the way.” 

Recruitment event

Attendees had the opportunity to see presentations about life and learning at Queen's.

The team in Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment continues to make offers of admission to top applicants and highlight what makes the Queen’s experience unique. The next phase of the recruitment cycle kicked off on Feb. 8 with an event for applicants and their families at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Approximately 700 people attended the Queen’s U Bound event to meet with staff, faculty representatives, and current students.

“It’s great to be able to talk with students about my experience at Queen’s so far and answer questions about what it’s like to study and live on campus and in Kingston,” says Cameron Hare, a Kinesiology student and Peer Equity Ambassador. “I’m so glad I chose Queen’s and it’s exciting to remember what this time is like for applicants with so much to look forward to as they start their university journey.”

Recruitment event

Staff, faculty representatives, and current students were on hand to meet with applicants and their families to answer their questions about Queen's.

Following this in-person event, two online sessions are scheduled for Feb. 13, one in the morning for applicants overseas, and one in the evening for students in Canada. Recruitment staff are also holding a series of in-person visits across Canada and internationally during which students can have their questions answered and learn more about the Queen’s experience.

Feb. 15 is the deadline for students applying to Health Sciences, Commerce and Nursing to submit their supplementary applications. It’s also the recommended date for all applicants to complete their Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards Profile, and the deadline for applications to Queen’s Promise Scholars and Commitment Scholars programs, which are designed to increase access to Queen’s among students from equity-deserving groups.

Learn more on the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment website.

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