Queen’s University at Kingston, commonly known as Queen’s University or simply Queen’s, is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Queen’s holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen’s is organized into eight faculties and schools.
Queen’s University has placed in post-secondary school rankings. In the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities rankings, the University ranked 201–300 in the world, and 9–12 in Canada.
The 2023 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 246th in the world and the eleventh in Canada.The 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the university 251–300 in the world, and 11–13in Canada.
In U.S. News & World Report 2022–23 global university rankings, Queen’s placed 429th, and 17th in Canada. The Canadian-based news magazine Maclean’s ranked the university eigth in its 2022 Medical-Doctoral Canadian university rankings.
Queen’s also placed in several rankings that evaluated the employment prospects of graduates. In QS’s 2022 graduate employability rankings, the university ranked 101–110 in the world and sixth in Canada.
In a 2011 survey conducted by Mines ParisTech’s, they found Queen’s placed 38th in the world and first in Canada for number of graduates employed as the chief executive officer (or equivalent) of Fortune 500 companies.
In an employability survey published by the New York Times in October 2011, when CEOs and chairpersons were asked to select the top universities which they recruited from, the university placed 74th in the world and fifth in Canada.