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Rankings & Accomplishments

Queens is proud to have earned accolades which attest to the quality of the transformational experiences we make possible for students, affirm our fundraising programs, and recognize the university as a wonderful workplace.

U.S. News & World Report 2016

  • #20 overall (Regional Universities South category)
  • Second-highest average alumni giving percentage of all Regional Universities in the country      
  • Top 20 schools in the nation for the percentage of 2014 graduates who participated in a study abroad program
  • Top 20 schools (Regional Universities South category) for:  
    • Highest percentage of undergraduate international students  
    • Best colleges for veterans
    • Small class sizes (Highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students)

National Survey of Student Engagement 2012, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Queens performed better than the national average in each of the survey's five benchmark categories:

  • Academic Challenge (top 10% nationally)
  • Active and Collaborative Learning (top 10% nationally)
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Supportive Campus Environment
  • Enriching Educational Experiences

Other Proud Accomplishments

  • Ranked 7th for undergraduate study abroad participation amongst master's institutions: Open Doors Data, 2012-2013
  • Five North Carolina Professors of the Year among our faculty, present and former
  • Two Pulitzer Prize finalists, a Fulbright Scholar and North Carolina's Poet Laureate on our faculty
  • Recognized as "Best College to Work For," by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010 and "Best Place in Charlotte to Work" by Charlotte Business Journal, 2009
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising, 2010
  • McColl School of Business receives AACSB International Accreditation, 2007
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