A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves 2,400 undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education. All degree programs are grounded in a liberal arts core to help students hone their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, the university is known for its student-centered mentality, welcoming southern hospitality and talented and caring faculty. Queens values the factors which foster student success: an intimate learning environment, excellence in teaching and intellectual curiosity.In keeping with its Presbyterian heritage, responsibility and service to society are also critical parts of Queens' culture, as expressed in its motto "Not to be served, but to serve."Queens emphasizes active, collaborative learning with a focus on a 21st century global curriculum that takes students beyond the classroom and into the Charlotte community and world at large. With the city of Charlotte as an extended campus, students have the opportunity to launch into abundant internships, community service and academic partnerships. All undergraduate students must complete at least one internship. In addition, the majority of Queens' undergraduates study internationally in hundreds of countries via faculty-led study tours, international internships, language-immersion programs and semester exchange opportunities.By graduation, students have obtained a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts and filled with opportunities to ready them for both successful careers and meaningful lives.