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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 2017

  • #22 overall (Regional Universities South category)
  • Second-highest average alumni giving percentage of all Regional Universities in the country      
  • #7 (3-way tie) in the nation for the percentage of 2015 graduates who participated in a study abroad program
  • Top 1% among small, private business schools in the nation
  • Top 20 schools (Regional Universities South category) for:
    • #13- Most International Students
    • #17- Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #36- Campus Ethnic Diversity

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

  • Compared to other Southeast private institutions, more Queens students experienced collaborative learning and high-impact, experiential learning (learning communities, research with faculty, service learning). Students also reflected positively on student-faculty engagement (2016).
  • Queens performed better than the national average in each of the survey's five benchmark categories:
    • Academic Challenge (2012, top 10% nationally)
    • Active and Collaborative Learning (2012, top 10% nationally)
    • Student-Faculty Interaction (2012)
    • Supportive Campus Environment (2012)
    • Enriching Educational Experiences (2012)

Other Proud Accomplishments

  • Top 20 for undergraduate study abroad participation amongst master's institutions: Open Doors Data, 2013-2014
  • Five North Carolina Professors of the Year among our faculty, present and former
  • Two Pulitzer Prize finalists, two MacArthur Genius Award Fellows, 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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