Queen's University is a top ranking research intensive university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841. It was the first degree-granting institution in the United Province of Canada and the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women.

The University has the following Faculties: Faculty of Applied Science; Faculty of Arts and Science; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Health Sciences; School of Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Rehabilitation Therapy; Faculty of Law; School of Business; School of Graduate Studies.

Queen's University is consistently ranked high among Canadian universities for the percentage of its operating budget directed to student financial assistance.

University Rankings:

- It is one of only two university libraries in Canada to earn A+ in the 2009 Globe & Mail University Report.

- Rated as a top 10 university in Canada. According to THE - QS World University Rankings 2009, it is placed 7th in the country and 118th in the world. In addition it is ranked 90th among the world's best institutions for Social Sciences.

- Placed 201-302nd globally (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- Rated 3rd in NSERC/CIHR funding and 9th in SSHRC funding (Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities, 2008).

- Queen’s tops all universities in the number of national research awards per full-time faculty member (Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities 2008, Medical Doctoral category).

- Received more A+ than any other university in the Globe and Mail's University Report Card 2008.

- According to the Maclean's University Rankings 2008, it is placed 1st for student retention and 1st for proportion who graduate. Additionally it is ranked 2nd in Canada in the medical-doctoral category for overall academic excellence.

- Rated 4th in the research intensive category, in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2008, published annually by Research Infosource (based on 2006-07 data).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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