Queen's University, Kingston

Queen's University, Kingston

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Queen's University (popularly known as ‘Queen's') is a public research university at Kingston, Canada. Offering 10 undergraduates, graduate and professional schools. It is known for many academic areas including computation science and engineering, globalisation studies, mental health, clinical sciences, environment and sustainable energy and social issues. Two of their largest programs are ‘social sciences' and ‘engineering'. Their Latin motto in literal English translation would mean, ‘Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times’.




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The city of Kingston, which houses Queen's University, is in eastern Ontario. Kingston is known for its 21 National Heritage Sites. In the south, there is Lake Ontario and Kingston General Hospital. The city parks are in the East and in all surrounding directions, there are residential neighbourhoods called the ‘Kingston Student Ghetto'. The University is only 200 km from Ottawa, about 250 km from Toronto and 300 km from Montreal. Biking in Kingston is the easiest, quickest mode of transport. Nevertheless, the public transport is on a larger scale than a city of Kingston’s size would need. Students observe that the buses are clean but a little late. Being a mid-size city, Kingston doesn’t have an airport.


Spread across 3500 acres, Queen’s has a lush green campus with the buildings in Kingston varying in age; some date back to 1839 (Summer Hill) and others can be as recent as 2011 (Queen's School of Medicine). Queen's is known for its well-maintained, historic limestone buildings. Grant Hall, which is used to host events, meetings, exams and convocations, is the most common landmark of Queen's University. Campus walks in Queen University are a common sight, and strolls near the 'Theology Society' and the 'Principal's Residence' are the most recommended out of all.

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There are 17 residences which are home to 4500 graduate and undergraduate students. Out of all the housing options, Smith’s dorm seems to be one of the best. Built in 2015, it has a private washroom, tv etc. Victoria Hall (largest), Jean Royce and Waldron Tower are also recommended. Most residences on-campus are about 10-min walk from the classes and the libraries, the athletics centre and dining halls. In fact, most of the off-campus housing (whether owned by Queen’s or not) is just a 20-min walk away from the campus. Living off campus may cost you about CAD 18000 per year, which is quite cheaper than the on-campus housing.


Having over 3000 faculty members, Queen’s is known for its helpful professors who are willing to even help outside the classrooms during office hours. Students find it difficult to select courses due to software issues. Examination styles may not be as diverse and memorization is at the Centre of the learning process. Queen’s Nursing, Health Sciences, MBA and Mining Engineering are ranked as some of the top programs in the world.

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Key sectors at Kingston are healthcare, education, government services, tourism, culture and industry. The Full-time MBA program at Queen's is now top notch (ranked 2nd in Canada). Employability surveys mark Queen's at 5th in Canada. Surveys say that above 90% of Queen’s students get placed in six months of graduation. Queen’s graduates earn an average of CAD 70,000 five years down the line, which is higher than the national average.

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