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Glendon College
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Glendon College



Glendon offers a university education unique in Canada – and indeed beyond – for its combination of quality academic offerings, campus experience, and commitment to bilingualism. Our top student satisfaction ratings and who’s who of proud alumni speak both to the value of a Glendon degree, and the great experience our students have as they work towards it. Graduates of the liberal arts — the social sciences and humanities — are in high demand for jobs in government, business, non-governmental organizations and more, in Canada and internationally. The international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) adds a unique global dimension to our quality programs. Committed to providing students with language skills for an increasingly global workforce, whether you are already bilingual or interested in learning another language, we will help you to improve in English and French, and possibly more languages, in a supportive environment. A Glendon education is set in a vibrantly international environment. Students, professors and staff hail from over 100 countries around the world and value the opportunity to study, live and work in English and French – and other languages. Students build their language skills while earning their degree; what an advantage this bilingual, international education proves to be when students join the workforce, meet people from different backgrounds and travel the world. Since the beginning, we have believed that small classes and a strong sense of community are key factors in student success. True to this vision, today our campus is home to 2,700 students with an average class size of 26, and our student satisfaction ratings are exemplary. Set on the historic Wood family estate, our campus is a lush parkland in the heart of Toronto — an inspiring setting for university studies and a great backdrop for relaxing outside of class. Ideally situated, Glendon is only moments from the subway or a short drive to downtown.

Areas of Expertise

Glendon differs from all other university faculties in Canada by offering its liberal arts education within the context of two languages and cultures, English and French. Moreover, unlike any other liberal arts institution, Glendon offers an integral bilingual experience: all students actually study in both languages. Glendon distinguishes itself further thanks to its strong public affairs focus, small classes, and high levels of interaction between students and professors. Glendon graduates can be found in every public affairs domain. They often play prominent roles in government (at the federal, provincial, or municipal level), in international affairs, the judiciary, the mass media, communications, the arts, industry, finance, business, and education. They are active locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

On Campus Housing

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Female only:Lowest: $3,644Highest: $4,838
Male only:Lowest: $3,644Highest: $4,838

As one of our 400 residents, you’ll enjoy convenient access to classes, support networks, services, and campus activities. Residence also provides you with the opportunity to build lasting friendships with English- and French-speaking students from across Canada and around the world. Residence is guaranteed to first year students for applications received by the deadline. Many students choose to stay in residence in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year as well. Residence fees vary depending on the size of the room. More information at :

Off Campus Housing

One of the most frequent questions we hear from students planning to commute is whether or not this will affect their ability to make friends on campus. Our response: a resounding no! While university life as a commuter is somewhat different than life as a resident, it can still be rich and fulfilling … with just as many friends.

Incoming Students

The school year begins with a week of orientation activities including sessions on how to succeed at university called "Discover Glendon”, social activities such as a scavenger hunt through Toronto, and academic advising.

Career Planning

Glendon offers academic support such as advice and workshops. Student support includes counseling, residence and welcome week. A counseling and career centre is provided. Campus Services include a bookstore, dining, shuttle between campuses, IT helpdesk, parking and security.


The Glendon Campus is part of the Sunnybrook park system of the Don River valley. There are beautiful trails starting from the Athletic Centre and feeding into the extensive ravine system of the city.


As a Glendon student, you have access to all of York University’s sports facilities, recreational programs, and free admission to the York Lions football team’s regular season home games. You can participate in York varsity sports, and compete in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadian Inter-university Sports (CIS) in more than a dozen sports, including basketball, ice and field hockey, swimming, and track and field. There are also many fitness and sports classes to choose from, as well as intramural sports clubs, tournaments, and special events on the Keele Campus.


Glendon Athletic Club - Known around here as the GAC, this is our top-rate athletic centre and formerly the home practice gym of the Toronto Raptors NBA team. The centre includes a full-size indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, a fully equipped cardiovascular and weight room, an indoor golf driving range, international squash courts, outdoor tennis courts, a soccer field and a baseball diamond. There is also a full range of instructional, group exercise, and aquatics programs to choose from. Superb facilities are available to current York students for the price of the membership card: only $20!

Information Technology

Glendon offers leading edge technologies to enrich your educational experience including an intranet web portal, real time Web page updates, online forums, course enhancements through multimedia innovations, electronic message boards, and more. In addition, you have access to workstations in several computer labs staffed with technical support and a full range of state of the art equipment.


Theatre Glendon mounts impressive student and professional productions throughout the year. Glendon is also home to a public gallery, the Glendon Gallery, which exhibits contemporary art. The Glendon Musical Ensemble, a group of dedicated amateur singers and instrumentalists, presents several sold out concerts on campus each year. Theatre La Tangente, a professional theatre company based on campus, offers students involved in the theatre the chance to work with experts in the field. You can join the celebration of the international Francophonie, attend or perform in Glendon's annual Poetry Night (you can submit your own poetry), come to the Creative Arts Seminar series hosted by author Michael Ondaatje, sign up for Latin dance lessons, and attend movie nights.

Special Services

The Glendon Counselling and Career Centre has a comprehensive support program for students with disabilities, which includes individual consultations, a peer tutoring program for help with learning strategies, and adaptive technology.

International Involvement

Through international exchange programs, you can spend a year studying in a university abroad. Choose from universities in 35 countries worldwide including La Sorbonne (Paris, France), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), and University of Hong Kong (China).

Campus Tour

Weekday campus tours start at 10.30 a.m. More information at:


Glendon’s numerous services are tailored to your needs. You can be assured of highly personalized, prompt attention. True to Glendon’s bilingual mission, all services are available in English and French.

Modified on August 08, 2016