Queen's University

  • 99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N5view map
  • 613-533-2000
  • 613-533-6300
  • www.queensu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1841
  • University
  • Research Intensive
  • English

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. "Ivy league" reputation and tradition
  2. Historic, attractive campus
  3. High academic standards
  4. Reputation for large contingent of well-to-do WASPs
  5. "Work hard, play hard" campus spirit

Courses With Kudos

Engineering, Commerce, Politics, English, Concurrent Education, Law, Medicine, Life Sciences

Student Sound Offs

"Limestone buildings covered in ivy, the neoclassical architecture of the new library, the view of the lake, all contribute to the beauty of the campus, and the general feel of academic performance."

"We are all proud to be Queen's students and there is a real sense of community on campus; I feel like I have one really big family!"

"Great party school, great parties, nice people."

"There are days when I feel like I'm inside a giant frat party. The school spirit can be a bit too much at times."

"Queens is the only school in Canada with an entirely student-run judiciary system that arbitrates non-academic discipline."

"I've had more than two dozen professors in the last three years, and I'd gladly take another course with any of them. There is a real quality in teaching, and strength in scholarship with so many professors here."

"The best thing about going to Queen's is the fact that my degree will say that I went to Queen's."

"Job opportunities on campus are fantastic if you need help financing your education. Because many students are employed by the student government, the hours are flexible."

"Kingston... is a beautiful, vibrant city and a pleasure to live in."

"The school tends to attract snobby rich people, who ... are extremely annoying and rather full of themselves."

"[I like the] opportunities for diverse out-of-classroom experiences; at Queen's I've had the chance to study abroad, do field courses, field trips and use the community around us for studies and research."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Queen's University
Institution size classification: Medium   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction A- B+

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning A B+
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors A B+
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members A A-

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B- B
Number of Courses to Choose From B+ B

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus A B
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A B+
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A+ A

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B+ B+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 343 218
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 2% 8%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 21% 36%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 77% 57%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 24% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 57% 58%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 19% 15%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection A- B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A B+
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line A B+
Labs and Research Equipment A B+

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls A- B
Student Residences B+ B
General Attractiveness of Buildings A+ B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities A+ B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals A B+
Study Spaces in the Library A- B
Library Hours of Operation A B+

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career A- B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers A+ A-
Co-op / Internship Opportunities B B
Career and Employment Services A- B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located A- B+
Quality of Public Transportation B B-
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B+ B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops A- B+
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B- B-

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services A+ B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 93% 73%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B+ B+
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B+ B
Campus Bookstore A- B
Services for International Students A B+