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York University

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Toronto, Canada
351–400th in World University Rankings 2024
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York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success.

Home to one of the largest and most diverse student bodies in Canada, our 54,500+ students from 172 countries, 370,000+ alumni and leading professors are working with 323+ university, industry and NGO partners to tackle pressing issues. Recognized as a global leader for five consecutive years in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, and number one in global joint research publications in Ontario, York is positioned to take on the challenges that matter most.

Through our leading programs and 16,900+ diverse experiential education opportunities including internships, community placements, co-ops and capstone projects, we are preparing our students for meaningful careers, long-term success, and the critical knowledge to work toward a better future.

Across our multiple campuses in the Toronto area, including the Keele, bilingual Glendon and Markham campus (opening spring 2024), and globally in Hyderabad, India, and Costa Rica, we continue to innovate. This brings success to our students in our top-ranked Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School as well as in the liberal arts, creative and performing arts, professional studies, health, engineering, education and sciences.

We value collaboration, diversity and inclusivity. Together, we can make things right for ourselves, our communities, our planet and our future.

Unique and Leading Programs

York’s Kinesiology & Health Science program is ranked 3rd in Ontario (tied) in the 2022 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

With 200+ programs to choose from, our strength has always been truly exceptional programs. York U is home to Canada’s largest liberal arts program, the only Space Engineering program in the country, a new Global Health program and a unique cross-discipline Digital Media program. Our professional schools, Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School consistently ranked among the best, and the Kinesiology & Health Science program is ranked 3rd in Ontario (tied) in the 2022 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. With over 90% of employers satisfied with York U graduates, a degree from York prepares our students for long-term career success.

Purposeful Research

York is home to one of the most dynamic research communities in the world. We are changing the way people think about everything from bees to micro satellites, bullying and space engineering. Our 39 organized research centres, that serve as interdisciplinary synergistic hubs studying inclusive technology and AI, global health research, feminist research, bee ecology, refugee studies, Africa and its diasporas, and more. We are proud to have been ranked #1 and #2 worldwide in areas of depth perception and vision disparity. (SciVal 2019-2022).

Supportive Community Environment

York is committed to seeing students thrive and succeed academically, socially and personally offering. a welcoming, inclusive and supportive learning environment. From our first-year transition program to our peer and alumni mentoring and approachable professors, the entire York community is geared towards ensuring students are supported both before and after graduation.


Every day, over 370,000+ alumni make a positive impact in their chosen fields – across all sectors and around the world. Among them are acclaimed film star Rachel McAdams, entertainer and comedian Lilly Singh, evolutionary biologist & television show host Dan Riskin, Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hébert and writer & producer of The Simpsons Joel Cohen.

President's Report 2023 | York University

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Key Statistics

A breakdown of the key statistics at York University

gender ratio
Student gender ratio
55 F : 45 M (1)
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International student percentage
28% (1)
student per staff
Students per staff
29.1 (1)
Student total
44038 (1)

Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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Subjects Taught at York University

See below for a range of subjects taught at York University

General Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Social Sciences201–250th
Politics and International Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Physical Sciences401–500th
Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences401–500th
Agriculture and Forestry
Sport Science
Biological Sciences
Computer Science201–250th
Computer Science
Arts and Humanities251–300th
Languages, Literature and Linguistics
History, Philosophy and Theology
Art, Performing Art and Design
Business and Economics201–250th
Economics and Econometrics
Business and Management
Accounting and Finance
Clinical and Health251–300th
Other Health
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Download in-depth information about York University


2022-2023 Undergraduate Students Handbook


2022-2023 International Students Handbook