Queens University of Charlotte

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1900 Selwyn Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28274

Phone: (704) 337-2200
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#18 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Queens University of Charlotte is a private institution that was founded in 1857. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,869, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 95 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Queens University of Charlotte's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 18. Its tuition and fees are $29,750 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, we serve approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

Queens has provided transformational experiences for students for more than 155 years. The university today offers 39 undergraduate majors and 19 graduate programs.

We performed better than the national average in each of the National Survey of Student Engagement benchmark categories, ranking in the top 10 percent in Active Learning and Academic Challenge. There are many unique opportunities for engagement at Queens, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts which received accolades from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our required internship program has been recognized as among the best in the nation. And, because Queens believes so strongly in the importance of a global perspective, all students have the opportunity to access funding in support of an international experience. This commitment has routinely placed Queens among the top institutions in the country for percentage of graduates who study abroad.

Our low student-to-professor ratio fosters meaningful student-teacher relationships. In all of our programs, we emphasize active and collaborative learning, a creative synthesis of the liberal arts with the world of work, and the value of lifelong learning. We value the factors which foster student success: an intimate learning environment, excellence in teaching, intellectual curiosity and an education grounded in the liberal arts tradition which develops critical thinking, creativity, communication, commitment to ethical behavior and responsible citizenship, and which serves as a foundation for successful and fulfilling lives.

We also value responsibility and service to society in keeping with our Presbyterian heritage and as expressed in our motto, "Not to be served, but to serve."

Queens is thriving, boasting five N.C. Professors of the Year on the faculty and 18 NCAA Division II men's and women's athletic teams. Our last few freshman classes have been the largest in more than 30 years; a testament to the university's commitment to providing a world-class education in an intimate, challenging setting. We have added more than a million dollars of new facilities in the past ten years, including the addition of a Platinum LEED-certified science building, a health and wellness center, and a suite-style residence hall.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1857
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $84,048,755


When applying to Queens University of Charlotte, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. The application fee at Queens University of Charlotte is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.7 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Queens University of Charlotte is 13:1, and the school has 68.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Queens University of Charlotte include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 29%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5%
Psychology 5%

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Student Life

Queens University of Charlotte has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,869, with a gender distribution of 25.6 percent male students and 74.4 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus. Queens University of Charlotte is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,386
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Queens University of Charlotte offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Queens University of Charlotte also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Queens University of Charlotte, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Queens University of Charlotte.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Queens University of Charlotte, 69.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,147.

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Tuition and fees $29,750 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,982 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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