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First-year class makes Queens history

Queens University of Charlotte welcomes largest ever first-year class

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08/24/10 -  

More than 350 students at Queens University of Charlotte are making history this week as the largest ever first-year class.

Traditional undergraduate enrollment has grown almost 40 percent at Queens over the past four years. 

“In an economy like this, with consumer concerns about the cost of college at an all-time high, Queens' achievement is significant and speaks volumes about the quality and value of the institution to students and their parents,” said Tony Pals, director of communications for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

This year’s first-year class hails from 30 states and 18 countries.

“We look forward to seeing the contributions that these new students will make and to keep building upon other recent successes,” said Queens President Pamela Davies.

Queens also continues to grow and expand its programs. The university recently announced a $7.5 million Levine Foundation gift toward a new wellness and recreation center and a $7 million gift to establish the Andrew Blair College of Health. Other recent major gifts have included $5 million for the Rogers Science and Health Building .  Queens has also recently added new nursing programs, undergraduate majors and men’s and women’s swim teams.

“It’s more important than ever for parents and students to feel confident in their investment in higher education,” said Brian Ralph, vice president for enrollment management. “When families consider Queens we promise that our faculty who are passionate about teaching, robust international study and internship programs and great Charlotte location would affirm us as a good choice for a transformational experience. We are honored that these bright, talented and servant-minded students and their families have chosen Queens and look forward to serving them.”

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

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