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York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

Areas of Expertise

As one of Canada's largest universities, York offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs across 11 faculties. We pride ourselves in achieving academic excellence: 94% of York professors have the highest education qualification in their field. Highlights include:

  • The Schulich School of Business, ranked first among Canadian schools in The Economist
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, internationally renowned as one of Canada's largest and most distinguished law schools
  • Home to Canada's largest Liberal Arts Faculty
  • Offers the Greater Toronto Area's only Digital Media program, that integrates science, technology, communications and the visual performing and media arts
  • Home to Canada's only Space Engineering and Global Health programs
  • Largest psychology program in North America
  • The Disaster & Emergency Management program is the leading program of its kind in Canada
  • Glendon Campus is the only bilingual university campus in southern Ontario

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $5,412Highest: $10,499

Incoming Students

New students at York can take specially designed courses to develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills essential for academic success. For arts students, these are known as Foundations Courses and for students in the sciences, they are called First Year University Seminars. Both offer small tutorial classes to encourage contact with professors and classmates.

Career Planning

Students have the support of a super Career Centre, which assists in career searches, resume writing, interview techniques, and career fairs. Regular workshops and networking breakfasts have students succeeding in their jobs during their time as a student and in securing careers upon graduation.


York's varsity sports teams for men and women compete at the provincial and national university level. Students who are not interested in elite level athletics can participate in our recreational sports leagues, which range from competitive to 'just for fun.' For the fitness enthusiast, we offer aerobics, cross training, and martial arts classes.


There are over 250 student clubs at York University covering a wide range of interests including: politics; culture and ethnic groups; sports; hobbies; academic areas; and religion.

Information Technology

York offers a wide range of computing and technology services to its students. All York students have access to a wide range of computer facilities including 42 computer labs, and approximately 2,500 work stations and personal computers to help them do their work. In addition, all residence rooms are equipped with high speed Internet access.

Our Computer Assisted Writing Centre is the place to visit if you're taking courses, which focus on the use of computer-based writing and communications technology. The Writing Centre's main facility has more than 60 G3s and iMac computers, as well as workstations for scanning and graphics.


The York community is a vibrant multicultural environment with activities and events for all of your interests. The Keele and Glendon campuses have eight art galleries combined, which exhibit professional and student work annually. Each year, hundreds of artistic and cultural events take place at York. Many of these are art and design exhibitions; concerts; recitals; plays; and film and video screenings featuring the work of York's fine arts students and faculty. Of the nine colleges at York, each offers a variety of extracurricular social, academic, and cultural activities in which students can participate. As well, over 160 clubs and organizations offer opportunities for students to get involved within the York community.

Special Services

York's services include:

  • the Centre for Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Counselling and Development Centre
  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Learning Disabilities program
  • Learning Skills workshops
  • Office for Persons with Disabilities
  • Legal Aid services
  • Ontario March of Dimes Independent Living Assistance program
  • the York Women's Centre.

Affiliated Institutions

Centre for Applied Sustainability
Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry
Centre for Feminist Research
Centre for German and European Studies
Centre for Health Studies
Centre for International and Security Studies
Centre for Jewish Studies
Centre for Practical Ethics
Centre for Public Law and Public Policy
Centre for Refugee Studies
Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science
Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry
Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean
Centre for Research on Work and Society
Centre for the Study of Computers in Education
Centre for Vision Research
Institute for Social Research
Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies
LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution
Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption
Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

International Involvement

York has official exchanges with universities in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, the United States, Venezuela, and the West Indies.

Campus Tour

Keele Campus information sessions and tours:

  • We offer tours Monday to Friday throughout the year.
  • Please register in advance for tours and campus visit days online at the website here or call (416) 736-5100.

Glendon Campus information sessions and tours:

  • We offer tours in French and English, Monday to Friday throughout the year.
  • Please register in advance for tours. For details, please visit the website.

Virtual tours:

If you can't make it to our campuses in person, you can visit us online at the website. Click on a photo to get 360 degree views of the Keele and Glendon campuses including classrooms, labs, sports facilities, residences, and student centres.

Modified on November 09, 2023

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