York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 280 leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. You can learn across the globe in one of our four campuses, including Costa Rica and India.
York U's fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre for Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. Its 2,700 students study at least two languages and almost 30% of the campus population studies three or more.
Unique and Exceptional Programs
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 and Health Science program ranked #1 in Canada and among the top 3 in North America by Shanghai Ranking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools. Employers know that a York degree is a promise of essential skills and deep knowledge, hiring 91% of our graduates within 2 years of graduation.
Teaching & Learning Innovation
York pushes the boundaries of teaching with innovative course design, progressive learning settings and 5,000+ work-based and community-based experiential learning opportunities. This broader learning delivered through cross-discipline programming and blended degrees opens the doors to endless opportunities upon graduation. York is proud to boast that 94% of our professors have the highest qualifications in their fields and many are recognized locally and nationally for championing learning approaches that engage and inspire our students.
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 25 organized research centres, 36 Canada Research Chairs and 24 distinguished research professors, are leading innovations and making breakthroughs across a multitude of fields. We are proud to have been ranked #3 in the world in the research area of biological & computational vision..
Supportive Community Environment
York is committed to seeing students thrive and succeed academically, socially and personally. York offers students a more 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 300,000 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.