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Queen's University, Kingston

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4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Take a pleasant stroll around campus at Queen's University, one of Canada's top learning institutions. Guided tours bring your visit alive with stories and information, including the fact that the university actually predates the founding of Canada by 26 years. Pay special attention to the architecture here: the university has retained its limestone structures built during its initial founding. If you get the opportunity, eat at the main dining hall--an affordable all-you-can-eat buffet with excellent food. Using our international travel planner, Kingston attractions like Queen's University can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • simple clean dorm room with a double bed. We were kindly received. fun experience to sleep in a campus
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  • Queens university is a great place to visit . It houses a first rate art gallery which feature the painting of Rembrandt plus many other current artists . It is also home to Canads oldest radio statio...  read more »
  • Very impressed with this University. The mix of old world architecture and new world buildings provide a nice balance for those seeking a great educational institution. 
  • Beautiful university! Grad school at chemeng is a humbling experience. ...great faculty and even better staffs...10/10 would do it again... :)
  • Unless a university is very famous they're normally not on the average tourist's itinerary, however Kingston has a tremendous amount to offer the tourist and if you find yourself in town and have some extra time definitely take a walk through the Queen's campus and maybe visit one of the museums and take in a sporting event. Note that Queen's has many campuses and facilities - at least three large ones. The main campus is centered roughly on Bader Ln and University Ave. and contains the oldest building (Summerhill, 1839) on the Kingston main-campus as well as most of the oldest limestone buildings. If you have the chance to see the campus in the autumn the fall colors are beautiful. There are two small museums open to the public in this general area; the Miller Museum of Geology and the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery (both appropriate for families - the geology museum is especially good for young children). The art gallery contains two previously unknown Rembrandt's! There are historic ties to Scotland with Queen's and I believe that they are the only university outside of the U.K. with a registered tartan. Speaking of fabric, the school colors are known as the tri-color (blue, red, and yellow) which make for striking uniforms. There are many sporting events through the year and their varsity clubs and teams are quiet competitive. If you are fortunate enough to see the Queen's marching band it's quiet a sight - bagpipes and kilts! (and they play well too :-) Some of the sporting events take place on the West Campus about 1.5 kilometres away. The third large campus is actually a castle in England (15th century Herstmonceux Castle) in East Sussex. I haven't been there. It's one of the top universities in Canada. Canada has a very high ratio of top universities for the size of the population, so many of their universities have all sorts of accomplishments and accolades which you can read about on their websites. Queen's is no exception it has its share Noble Prize winners, politicians, successful entrepreneurs, etc. If you have the time it's worth a visit.
  • Queens really takes care of its students! The campus is beautiful, administration flawless, the spirit is amazing. Loved it!
  • If you happen to drive through Queens (or anywhere in the City) watch out for students. They simply have no concept of how to cross roads safely. Not sure if it's a sense of entitlement or never having been taught road craft. Maybe an idea for a first year undergraduate course - Crossing Roads 101.
  • Hi , this is prince going for dual degree program ( computer science engineering ) from Manipal india with tie up with Queens University , can any one help to know more about this course .
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