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Why Queens

Why Queens

Your students want to Thrive.

Queens University of Charlotte is a blend of what makes so many colleges and universities great: an innovative approach to learning, an environment that is specifically designed to maximize the learning and co-curricular experience, and a location that is second to none. 

Innovative approach

Queens combines a mind-stretching, high quality liberal arts education with a two-semester internship, outstanding majors and the opportunity to travel abroad.  100% of our students complete the internship and close to 90% of our students travel abroad (the 2nd highest percentage in the United States). 

The learning environment

Because Queens is a small university, we are able to create a learning environment that both challenges and supports students. We have a 12:1 student to faculty ratio (no teaching assistants), 5 NC Professors of the Year, small classes, a beautiful and historic campus and dozens of clubs and organizations for students to develop their leadership skills, a heart for service and an affinity for community.  

Charlotte is a natural extension of the Queens campus

An exceptional university starts with an incredible city. That's why Charlotte is a natural extension of the Queens campus, filled with tremendous cultural and intellectual resources and real-life learning opportunities (not to mention a whole lot of places to just have fun).  

Our park-like campus is nestled in the historic Myers Park neighborhood just 2 miles south of Uptown where you can cheer on the Carolinas Panthers, enjoy concerts and Bobcats games at Time Warner Cable Arena and grab dinner and a movie at the EpiCentre. Awesome shopping, outdoor activities and enriching cultural experiences are also close by.

When you're ready to venture beyond Charlotte, the beautiful Appalachian Mountains are a quick two-hour drive to the west and gorgeous N.C. beaches are four hours to the east. 

More than 90 percent of our traditional undergraduates study abroad.

Some say an education is a passport to the world. At Queens, you'll need a real passport. Imagine touring the Acropolis of Athens, attending classes in Hong Kong or studying Spanish in Costa Rica. These destinations and more than 50 others can be part of your education thanks to the John Belk International Program and other international study programs at Queens.

More than 90 percent of our traditional undergraduates study abroad. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks Queens second in the nation for the number of undergraduates who make the world their classroom.

It's not just about earning stamps in your passport, but rather the intensity of each journey. You'll learn to value others' perspectives, experience cultural differences firsthand, develop a sophisticated appreciation for great art and architecture, and gain historical perspective of current events.

Choose from faculty-led study tours that last a 3-4 weeks, spend a month in a language immersion program abroad or take a deeper dive through semester- and year-long exchange programs. Your Queens education has no boundaries.

100 percent of our undergraduates complete a professional internship

Our professional internship program is part of our curriculum.  At Queens, 100 percent of our students complete at least one incredible internship, immersing themselves in the professional world long before graduation.

From corporate and nonprofit positions in Charlotte, to national and even international opportunities, Queens' Internships and Career Center can connect you with the perfect experience to help you prepare you for the career you dream about.  And when it's time to prepare for life after graduation, that team will support you in your search for the right job or graduate school.

Our students have completed incredible internships at organizations including Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity, A&E Television Network, Ford Motor Company, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and Chrysler Group Egypt.

They've also gone on to graduate level study at schools including Duke University, London School of Economics and Oxford University.

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