Queen’s University at Kingston is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841 via a royal charter issued by Queen Victoria. Queen’s is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. Queen’s is a co-educational university, with more than 23,000 students, and with over 131,000 living alumni worldwide.Queen’s University was ranked 4th in Canada by Maclean’s University Ranking Guide for 2015. Queen’s varsity teams, known as the Golden Gaels, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport.