Queen’s University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen’s University or Queen’s) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. 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 ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools.
The Church of Scotland established Queen’s College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors.
Queen’s was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women’s college for medical education affiliated with Queen’s University. In 1888, Queen’s University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen’s secularized and changed to its present legal name.
Queen’s is a co-educational university, with more than 23,000 students, and with over 131,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders and 56 Rhodes Scholars.
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