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Get to Know Queens

General Facts

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Located in the heart of the historic Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C.

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School Motto

“Not to be served, but to serve”

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Year Founded


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Students From

44 states & 50 countries

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Total Student Body


The year was 1857, the year of our founding in uptown Charlotte.
Since then, much has changed.

Our History

Charlotte – the Queen City

15th Largest City in U.S.

4th Fastest Growing Job Market

7 Pro Sports Teams

#8 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024

1,400 Arrivals & Departures Daily

from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (average)

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Average Class Size


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51 Majors & 66 Minors

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9 Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Medical, Pre-Vet, etc.

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Graduate Programs

9 Master’s Programs
27 Graduate Certificates


Five North Carolina Professors of the Year among our present and former faculty

Two Pulitzer Prize finalists, two MacArthur Genius Award Fellows, a Fulbright Scholar, and North Carolina’s Poet Laureate

Academic Programs

How We Rank

U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023

  • #9 overall (Regional Universities South category)

Within the Regional Universities South category (136 schools total):

  • #6: Best Undergraduate Business Program
  • #8: Alumni Giving Percentage and #4 among all Regional Universities
  • #16: Most Innovative Schools
  • #19: Best Undergraduate Nursing Program
  • #23: Best Value Schools
  • #25: Best Colleges for Veterans
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Royal Athletics

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Rex the Lion

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Team Name


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Division I NCAA Athletic Teams


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Athletes on Campus


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Team National Championships


More national championships than all the other universities in Charlotte – combined.

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