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What's in a name?

Queens University of Charlotte is a blossoming campus located in the heart of the historic Myers Park residential area.

When Queens was founded in 1857, it was located near the center of the city of Charlotte and was known as the Charlotte Female Institute.  Forty years later, Presbyterian Female College merged with Queens, which at this point was known as the Seminary for Girls.  In 1912 the new unified campus was moved to Selwyn Avenue in the Myers Park residential community, and became "Queens College."

The name "Queens College" was chosen for a number of reasons, though the most well-known was a tie to Queen Charlotte of Britain.  Hence, Queens athletics teams were dubbed the "Queens Royals."

Queens began adding masters programs in the 1980s and by 2001 had six: Master of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Organizational Communication, and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Queens earned a university level ranking in U.S. News and World Report with the addition of the six master's programs.  In 2002, the Board of Trustees voted to recognize the University's status and change the institutions name to its current name "Queens University of Charlotte."

Queens University of Charlotte is just one of the many landmarks that have earned Charlotte its nickname "The Queen City."  Queens Road West, which is close to campus, is also named after Queen Charlotte, and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport boasts a monumental statue of Queen Charlotte that travelers can't miss.

Today, Queens University of Charlotte has a growing and diverse student body, 32 majors and more than 80 minors, six pre-professional programs and 10 graduate programs. 

Many students look to Queen's Charlotte location for nightlife and entertainment, but just as many students look at Charlotte as a goldmine for productive internships and satisfying careers upon graduation.


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