Partner Profile: Queens University of Charlotte

Type of Link: Institutional

Established: 1857

Motto: non ministrari sed ministrare, or "not to be served, but to serve."

Number of Students:

  • 1,719 Undergraduate
  • 786 Postgraduate

Location and Getting There

Queens University of Charlotte is based in North Carolina and is nestled in a suburban neighbourhood just a few minutes from uptown Charlotte.

Address: 1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA

Travel Details and Connections: You can reach the Queens University by flying to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) which has connections with most major UK airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham. Once at CLT the Greyhound bus station and Amtrak railway station can get you into the city.

Student Life

Queens University of Charlotte is ranked at #20 in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges Regional Universities South. Situated in a historic district just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, the campus has provided students with transformational experiences for 160 years. As a private university, it serves more than 2,300 students in academic programs across the liberal arts core to help students hone their critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. With a 9;1 student-faculty ratio, they're known for their student-centred mentality, welcoming southern hospitality and talented faculty. We emphasize active, collaborative learning with a focus on 21st-Century global cirrculum that takes students beyond the classroom.

The University's location in the city's thriving buisness centre creates ample opportunities for students to grow through various opportunities, such as internships, research opportunities and leisure time activities. Apart from studying every student may take part in wellness, recreation and athletic programs.

The university  Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation offers a 5,000-square-foot fitness centre, NCAA level competition swimming pool, jogging track, and a dance/yoga studio.

Located a few miles from campus, the Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park is one of the largest athletic venues in the region. The 65-acre complex is the home field for seven Royals athletics teams.

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Queens University has a number of academic departments that are similar to those at Aberystwyth; students are advised to discuss the suitability of UG for their degree with their Departmental Exchanges Co-Ordinator. The principal areas study are:


There are a range of accommodation options available on campus that students may choose from. Queens University of Charlotte places a large focus on campus living, and encourages all students to live on-campus. Many resources are available for on-campus residents. 

International students are required to arrive in advance and must make sure that they apply on time in order to secure a place in on-campus accommodation.

How to Apply

All students wishing to go on an exchange to Queens University of Charlotte must apply through Aberystwyth University as they must be first nominated by the international office and students usually go in the second semester of their second year unless they have special permission from their department.