Queens rises to 18th in U.S. News & World Report ranking
Queens is again no. 2 in the United States for the number of students who study abroad
Queens University of Charlotte ranks 18th, among 118 regional universities in the South according to U.S. News & World Report's "2011 Best Colleges" list released Aug. 17.
"This is another affirmation of how we are building upon Queens' momentum to provide even greater transformational experiences for our students," said Queens President Pamela Davies.
Davies said 2010 has been an outstanding year so far, with professor Cathy Smith-Bowers chosen to be N.C. Poet Laureate, the announcement of the opening of the new Blair College of Health and the Royals athletics program enjoying its most successful year ever, with nine NCAA appearances including an individual national championship in track.
"We are now looking forward to welcoming what could be our largest incoming class of students in our 153-year history," Davies said.
This year's overall ranking is five positions higher than in 2009 when Queens ranked no. 23.
In the national rankings of more than 1,400 schools, Queens again earned the no. 2 position in the United States for the number students who study abroad. In 2009, 92 percent of Queens seniors had participated in the John Belk International Program which offers study tours, language immersion experiences, and semester- and year-long exchange programs. Students have recently completed internships in London, intensive language programs in Costa Rica, and trips to Vietnam, Micronesia and more than 50 other destinations across the globe.
Queens was also recognized in the "Best Colleges - Best Prices" category which measures the quality of education offered by institutions and their ability to provide financial support for students who are academically qualified.
Queens also ranked 10th for the percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students, 16th for highest graduation rate, and 7th for the most international students in the Regional Universities - South category.
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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