Queen's University at Kingston: Narrative Description

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Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
Tel: (613)533-2000; Admissions: (613)533-2218; Fax: (613)533-6300; Web Site: http://www.queensu.ca/

Description: Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1841. Setting: 160-acre urban campus. Endowment: $273.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $84.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $8529 per student. Total enrollment: 19,296. Faculty: 984. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 31,844 applied, 38% were admitted. Students come from 13 provinces and territories, 76 other countries, 11% from out-of province, 8% 25 or older, 25% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; education; engineering/engineering technologies. Calendar: Canadian standard year. ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 2/20. Notification: 5/28.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $90 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $4193 full-time, $838 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $739 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $7966. College room only: $4466. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level. International student tuition: $13,980 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 235 open to all. Most popular organizations: Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Society, Alma Mater Society, Engineering Society, Commerce Society, Dance Club. Major annual events: Orientation Week, Alumni Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,655 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Joseph S. Stauffer Library with 3.5 million books, 3.7 million microform titles, 16,109 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $10.9 million. 455 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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